Distracted driving is an issue that continues to haunt Californians.
The latest news report concerning a deadly accident caused by a distracted driver is hitting the news and as more people learn about the tragic accident, more will begin looking into the distracted driving matter with different eyes. Since many experts believe drivers often forgo putting safety first because they are not entirely aware of the consequences of distracted driving, many advocates believe victims of this type of accident should make their stories public. Knowing that distracted driving may lead to deadly accidents that destroy families and put countless people in danger helps drivers to choose to put safety first.
The distracted driving auto vs. bicycle accident caused by a driver in Sacramento unfortunately resulted in a fatality.
According to several news sources, a father and son were riding their bicycles on the westbound lanes of Edison Avenue just west of Fulton Avenue when the 25-year-old driver allowed his vehicle to drift into the bike lane. The 33-year-old father died as a result of his injuries while the 7-year-old son was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver took eyes off the road prior to the collision. The reason? He was reading a text message on his phone.
The tragic accident happened because distraction allowed the driver to take his eyes away from the road, the California Highway Patrol. As a result, a life was taken and a child is now in a coma. While the CHP investigates, no further comments regarding the charges are made available.
Drivers are urged to keep in mind that tragic accidents such as the Sacramento accident continue to expose countless innocent victims to serious problems. If motorists are not serious about making sure they are not putting innocent people to unnecessary danger, they should also be serious about having their attention fully focused on the road ahead and the act of driving.
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Never ignore the dangers that distracted driving may pose. They are serious, very real, and they have been putting countless drivers in serious risk for a long time. With the increase in the number of smartphones being used nationwide, more drivers will continue to be more likely to being exposed to the risks associated with distraction. Stay safe and keep others safe by fighting distracted driving and putting attention first.