Fatal accidents can be caused by a number of things, but often they are caused by a driver who is being negligent. When we think about the drivers who are the most dangerous, our minds most often go to drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol. But as wrongful death lawyers in Indianapolis, we know that there are other drivers on our roads that are just as dangerous and those are drivers who are distracted.
Distracted driving is believed to have been the major contributing factor in a recent deadly accident in Parke County. The accident left a Rockville man dead after another vehicle crashed head-on into his car. He was trapped in his vehicle for nearly half an hour before rescue crews could finally extract him. He was initially transported to an Indianapolis hospital with multiple fractures and internal injuries, but he would unfortunately succumb to those injuries and pass away.
The driver that struck him was only 21-years-olds. She and her passengers only suffered minor injuries in the wreck. It wasn’t drugs or alcohol that were believed to have caused the deadly accident. Authorities believe she was distracted by a cell phone which caused her to cross the center line and collide with the Rockville man.
There are many distractions that can easily cause a serious wreck. Here are just a few:
- Cell Phones
- Eating & Drinking
- Stereo or Other Electronics
- Applying Makeup
The distracted driver is only facing preliminary charges of driving left of center, but an investigation is ongoing. We hope that justice will be served because driving while distracted is as dangerous as any other form of negligent driving.
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If a negligent driver takes the life of someone you love, you have the right to seek financial compensation. Let the Ken Nunn Law Office help. You could be entitled to a settlement to help ease the burden. Contact our Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers to get started.
Source. IndyStar.com, ‘http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/26/distracted-driving-likely-cause-fatal-head-crash/13210605/,’ July 26, 2014.