Show chiefs are hoping that the story will help to raise awareness of two major dangers for young drivers - distraction and overloading cars.
Neighbours' executive producer Richard Jasek commented: "When we were plotting the story, we were staggered to learn how common it is for young drivers to be coerced into taking more passengers than legally allowed and are then so easily distracted.
"Ironically the character who is driving is the most responsible of all our teens, but succumbs to pressure to allow one too many passengers.
"It is one of those decisions that at the time seems quite harmless because they're not travelling very far, but like real life situations, distance has nothing to do with it."
The cast and crew of Neighbours filmed the dramatic scenes earlier this year, and are promising that the repercussions of the accident will last for quite some time.