Think that the consequences of texting and driving are not as bad as people say? Well, just ask the children who lost their mother during a recent distracted driving incident near Pittsburgh. According to a local news article, a teenager was texting and driving when he hit a pedestrian along the road and killed her. The woman, who was a mother of three, died after spending two days in the hospital. The driver, who stated that he thought he had hit a deer, continued driving and did not stop to help the victim. He then stated that he had repaired the damage to the truck a few days later when he said that the truck caught fire, according to reports. According to the news article
, "Investigators said they are still awaiting test results to rule out arson as the cause of the fire in order to cover up evidence in the hit and run.".
Our condolences go out to the victim of this accident and her family as they grieve their loss. We also remind everyone of the important of not texting and driving, as it can have serious, fatal, and life altering consequences.
So you are aware, if you are involved in a car accident, Pennsylvania has a designated section on car incident reports to address to distracted driving violations. Fines and charges will most likely increase if you are cited with one of these violations! In addition to fines and charges for distracted driving, you also are putting yourself and others in serious danger. Don't be irresponsible! Think twice before texting, chatting, and eating while you drive!
Attorney Stoehr represents those injured through no fault of their own, including automobile and pedestrian accidents. Call today for your free case evaluation 814-946-4100.