The Malcolm Omari Hill Scholarship Fund, Inc. grew out of the tragedy of our youngest son, who lost his life in a car accident on October 16, 2010.
As a family, we were unaware of how many lives car accidents have claimed in the last decade until we lost Omari. As a result of our awareness, we felt strongly that we should be pro-active and create something that would help our communities become aware of Omari’s tragedy that is claiming so many lives of our teens and young adults.
Currently, teens and young adults have been impacted the most, due to Distracted Driving. “Distracted Driving” is a phrase used to describe young drivers who are texting, using the cell phone, distracted by loud music and last but not least – intoxicated by drugs and alcohol.
As of May 2015, Georgia is on pace for 1200 fatalities (politifact.com).
Please Buckle Up !
- In the United States, motor vehicle-related injuries are the leading cause of death for ages 1-34.
- Teens crash four times more often than any other age group. Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens and take an average of 10 teen lives everyday.
- In 2010, 3115 teens died in car crashes…and about 450,000 teens are injured in crashes.
- Driver distraction contributes to 16 percent of all fatal crashes for people under the age of 20.
- Twenty percent of teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2008 occurred between 9:00 pm and midnight.
- Over the past three years, July 4 trends as the deadliest day for teens on the road.
- Speed related crashes accounted for 34% of fatalities among 16 – 19 year olds.
Please go to “Safe Driving Class” page for information on this topic.
With thoughts of love,
The Malcolm “Omari” Hill Scholarship
Inaugural Fundraising Initiative
& The Hill Family