Unfortunately, our state just received another sobering reminder of what can happen if you engage in distracted driving. According to news reports, a teenager was live-streaming herself on Facebook while driving. Right after she started streaming, she was hit by a tractor-trailer that killed both her and her passenger. The video was taken off the victim's Facebook page and will be used in the state police investigation.
We cannot stress to you enough how important it is to remain safe and alert while driving, especially during periods of increased motor activity like Christmas. Motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents can be easily prevented with a few simple, common-sense tips, such as not driving while fatigued or distracted, along with wearing your seatbelt. Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr works with clients who have been injured in motor vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents. If you feel that you have been wrongly hurt in an accident, please contact our office for a free consultation. Safe driving!