Alabama Car Accident Caused by Distracted Driver Injures Nine People
October 15th, 2013|
October 15, 2013
Each year, thousands of people in Alabama are injured as the result of motor vehicle accidents. The Birmingham Car Accident Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers point out that a growing number of these collisions are being attributed to distracted driving.
An article from The Gadsden Times explains that one such crash occurred last week leaving nine people seriously injured, including eight children. Reports indicate the accident happened at approximately 7:20 p.m., on DeKalb County Road 568.
The victims were participants in the Deadwood Farms Haunted Hayride attraction and were riding on a trailer pulled by a tractor. The trailer was not using its taillights at the time, but was illuminated by a lamp shining down onto the passengers. When the driver of the trailer attempted to turn left onto another road though, a vehicle approaching from the trailers rear failed to stop and the two collided. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash later told investigators a dog riding in the car distracted them.
Norris Injury Lawyers’ team of Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the risks posed by driving while distracted. That is why the firm asks motorists to eliminate all distractions in a vehicle before driving by turning phones on silent, not eating or drinking, securing all animals in a crate or kennel, and turning car stereos down enough to hear horns and sirens equipped on other vehicles.