Sometimes those who die are in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is what happened in this case.
It all started with a cell phone. In Alpharetta, Georgia, a 23-year-old woman was driving distracted, by talking on her cell phone, when she slammed into another vehicle being driven by a 67-year-old man. The collision and subsequent roll-over killed him.
The young woman was driving on a local highway, talking on her cell phone, when she lost control of her vehicle, veered into the next lane and rammed into a Nissan Pathfinder. The force of the impact caused the man to lose control of his vehicle, veer sideways, roll-over several times and end up crushed against a guard rail. By the time the police and first responders arrived on the scene, they found the man dead. He never stood a chance.
Over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. last year were related to distracted driving and while the cell phone, and other mobile devices are, at times, a blessing, they are not used safely or wisely by drivers. Cell phones do not belong in vehicles, without or without a headset – period. A point being made by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is pushing for legislation to ban cell phones in all vehicles.
A month had passed before the at-fault driver in this horrific collision turned herself into the police. She was charged with failing to maintain her own land and second-degree homicide. Many hope the criminal justice system will prevail in this case. It is likely the man’s family will want to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer, and find out how to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Part of the justice they would seek is to be able to make the point that cell phones should not be allowed in vehicles and that driver’s using them while driving, need to take responsibility for their negligence.
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