Teen drivers are generally some of the most inexperienced drivers. They lack the years of driving that typically benefit older drivers, and this inexperience is often exacerbated when alcohol is involved. When an accident results, the consequences can be devastating and even result in serious injury or even death. Police say that one such drunk driving accident in Anchorage left a bicyclist dead in the summer, and now the driver is facing criminal charges in Alaska.
The original accident took place on the morning of July 19 and involved a standard car and a bicycle. Police say that the driver was traveling along a road in front of the bicyclist. Apparently, she decided she was going in the wrong direction and backed up to turn around. She then struck the rider and drove off.