Just hours after graduating from Kettering High School in Detroit on Tuesday, two young graduates were tragically killed and two other graduates seriously injured in a high speed car crash early Wednesday morning. The event shocked and saddened fellow graduates, friends and relatives throughout the city. The two deceased teens – Alexander Farr and Derek Neal – were outstanding athletes and accomplished students fondly remembered this week at a candlelight vigil. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers nationwide. Each year, more than 3,500 teens are killed in car crashes, along with more than 350,000 teens injured in such crashes, according to Centers for Disease Control. In many cases, teens die for the same reasons the two Kettering High School graduates were killed this week. Teens have the lowest rate of seat belt use compared to other age groups. Teens are also more likely to speed, especially male teenager drivers traveling with other teens in the same vehicle, according to the CDC. This graduation season, celebrate safely and remember to stay safe on the road. You have your whole life ahead of you. Be careful. Slow down. Accidents can happen when you least expect them. We should know. We help families navigate through such tragic events all the time. The Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. understand how a tragic car crash can instantly change family’s lives forever. That’s why our experienced lawyers work tirelessly on behalf of grieving families during the darkest hours of their lives. Our thoughts and prayers at Goodman Acker go out to the Farr and Neal families during this extremely difficult time. We also hope the two other teens – LaRon Parrish and William Anthony – injured in Wednesday’s car crash continue to recover at Detroit Receiving Hospital.