Distracted driving accidents happen more often than we may think. And unfortunately, many of them result in serious and even deadly injuries.
According to a series of news reports, a basketball coach at the Michigan State University was charged in a fatal crash after it was proven that he was distracted at the time of the accident.
While this accident happened in another state, it’s important to learn about these occurrences since they happen more often than we may think.
The 37-year-old coach was behind the wheel of a 2007 Dodge Ram on July 14 when he crashed into several vehicles. According to officials, he was traveling southbound and he was distracted.
The accident resulted in two deaths. The 35-year-old and 5-year-old victims were declared dead at the scene.
The fact this driver was distracted reminds us that distracted driving can be just as serious and deadly as intoxicated driving.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in an accident caused by an inattentive and distracted driver, you should never have to deal with the consequences on your own. After all, you were not the party at fault.
At our law firm here in California, we have seen countless distracted driving accident victims and unfortunately, we have witnessed how much pain and suffering they go through to obtain the justice they deserve. That’s why we do all in our power to ensure that our clients are getting all the support and professional help they require. We do not rest unless our clients get the compensation they deserve.
We are saddened and heartbroken that two people, including a child, were killed in this horrific accident. We hope other drivers learn from this driver’s mistake so similar accidents can be avoided in the future.
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