We have written in several issues on how dangerous it is for the driver of a motor vehicle to talk on a cell phone while driving. Studies have revealed that this sort of thing is extremely dangerous and creates hazardous conditions both for the driver and for others on the road. An example involves a recent motor vehicle accident that occurred in New York State.
In that accident, a tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool. According to sheriff’s deputies, the 25-year-old truck driver admitted he was texting and talking when his flatbed truck hit the car on the morning in question. The incident occurred in Lockport, New York, which is outside Buffalo. The car that was hit by the truck then crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before rolling into an in-ground pool.
The 68-year-old woman driving the car suffered head injuries and fortunately was in good condition. Her eight-year-old niece suffered minor injuries. The truck driver was charged with reckless driving, talking on a cell phone and following too closely. While the injuries in this incident were relatively minor – and no person was killed — it teaches a very good lesson. Do not talk on a cell phone or text while driving a motor vehicle. This should be a lesson for all of us.
Source: Insurance Journal
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