Driver Taking a "Selfie" Causes Car Crash that Injures his Friends
According to the Maine State Police, a driver in Maine trying to take a "selfie" caused a car accident that that left several friends in his car injured. http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/2015/08/29/driver-trying--take--selfie-runs-off--road-hits-tree/71406036/
The twenty-nine year-old driver, who should have known better, was driving when he decided to take a picture with his friends while traveling down the road. When the driver leaned in to take a group "selfie," his car ran off the road and straight into a tree. Four of his friends were injured in the accident.
One passenger sustained a fractured nose and another passenger sustained a neck and back injury. Two other passengers sustained injuries including facial lacerations. The driver was ticketed for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.
No picture is ever worth the health and well being of your friends or fellow citizens traveling on the road.
Distracted Driving is a leading cause of car accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle and car crashes involving distracted drivers during the last reported year. Ten percent of deadly crashes, eighteen percent of car accidents, and sixteen percent of all reported motor vehicle traffic accidents were a result of distracted drivers.
Carlson & Burnett attorney, Rich Hitz represents injured victims of car accidents in Nebraska and Western Iowa. If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver or you have questions or need legal representation, contact Carlson & Burnett to set up a free consultation with Rich Hitz.