Distracted Driving Potentially Responsible for Fatal Truck Accident
November 6th, 2012|
Nov. 6, 2012
Despite a law that recently took effect in Alabama banning drivers from texting and driving, distracted driving continues to claim lives across the state. An article from WAFF 48 News said a recent fatal Alabama car accident might be attributed to the behavior.
Reports state that the accident occurred at around 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the intersection of Highways 72 and 247 in Colbert County. It was there that the vehicle of a 32-year-old woman collided with a tractor-trailer hauling logs driven by a 39-year-old man. The impact of the Alabama Car Accident killed the woman injured her toddler who was in the backseat of her vehicle at the time of the crash. The child was rushed to a Tuscumbia hospital where she was treated and released.
Troopers say that while their investigation into the accident is ongoing, they believe that distraction from an electronic device may have been a contributing factor.
Statistics from the federal government show that roughly 23 percent of all motor vehicle accidents in the United States last year involved cellphones. More specifically, 1.2 million accidents were caused by texting and driving in 2011.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers understand the dangers associated with distracted driving. That is why the firm is here to assist you if you have been hurt in an accident caused by another person’s use of a cellphone while driving.