In today's fast-paced society, many people think that everything is urgent. They feel that they have to answer their cell phone, respond to a text message or even send an e-mail no matter where they are or what they are doing. When they are driving however, those things should be put on hold. Some might argue that it only takes a second to glance at a message or push the send button, but taking your eyes off the road for even a split second can cause an auto accident in Alabama that change the lives of those involved forever.
Four people were recently injured in a car crash that was caused by a distracted driver. The severity of their injuries is unknown. Their car was hit from behind while waiting to turn into a driveway. The driver of the vehicle that hit them was looking at a text message on her phone and did not notice that their car was stopped in front of her. She received citations for breaking distracted driving laws. The impact of the collision sent the front car into oncoming traffic, where it side swiped another vehicle.
Texting and driving is a serious offense that can leave others seriously injured. It is often the cause of fatal accidents as well. Those who have been injured in a car accident because of a distracted driver may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding their rights. They may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and/or pain and suffering.
Source: 14news.com, "Cell phone distraction causes wreck on Evansville's west side," Kenneth Douglass, June 13, 2013.