published Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

16-year-old boy dies in late night car crash

7526 Sims Road
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A 16-year-old boy from Ooltewah is dead after a single-vehicle crash around 11:30 p.m. last night at 7526 Sims Road.

HCSO Traffic Investigators say the boy, who was driving a 1994 Honda Accord, was traveling east on Sims Road. When he rounded a curve in the road and attempted to brake, the vehicle slid off the roadway, striking a tree, police said.

Speed as well as wet roadway conditions are considered factors in the crash, police said.

The boy's name will not be released until next of kin are notified, police said.

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rolando said...

NEVER brake on a curve. Period. [Unless you heel-toe and are good at it.]

Learn [or be taught] how to drive safely. Makes me wonder exactly what the H it is today's Driver's Ed teachers teach our children.

My condolences to the family.

This tragic story is repeated way too often. Teach your children how to drive -- know what you are doing and do it yourself, don't let someone else do it without checking on them. The life you save could be your child's.

September 3, 2011 at 2:28 p.m.
patriot1 said...

That is so true rolando....I fear so many kids have not aquired the skill and judgment at such a young age...it truly is a work in progress.....so sad, so young.

September 3, 2011 at 7:16 p.m.
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