Distracted Driver Causes Car Crash

On Thursday, July 19, 2013, a woman crashed her vehicle when reaching for a cookie that was on the passenger seat. According to police officials, a 61 year-old female was heading east on Route 1 in Hancock around 9:30 AM. The lady was driving a 2002 Subaru Forester when she reached to grab a cookie. While doing so she lost control of her vehicle. The driver had mint chocolate cookies in her vehicle.

The car drifted into the opposite lanes. As a result, the woman over-corrected her mistake and veered to the right. Immediately, her vehicle drove down the embankment on the side of the road and collided into several trees. The property damage to the vehicle is estimating to be over $1,000. Fortunately, the woman was not seriously injured in the accident.

The Risks Associated with Distracted Driving

The woman described above is truly fortunate. Today, numerous distracted drivers cause severe accidents that result in injuries for everyone involved. Distracted driving a huge problem on our roads today as many people will:
  • ·         Text and drive at the same time
  • ·         Have phone conversations while driving
  • ·         Apply makeup while driving
  • ·         Eat and drive at the same time
  • ·         Adjust radio channels while at the wheel
  • ·         Even surf the web while driving

Many of these activities may seem harmless, but just a momentary lapse of attention can cause a severe accident like the one described above. Distracted driving is a disregard for public safety and a clear sign of negligence. When a person drives negligently, they can be held financially and legally responsible if they cause injury to another person. When you’re driving it is best to avoid all technological distractions including your cell phone.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you know was recently injured in an accident caused by a distracted driver, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering caused by the negligent driver. Contact us today for a free and confidential review of your case.