By now, we would think that all California drivers know just how risky and potentially deadly distracted driving can be. However, many drivers are still involved in accidents precisely because they are not aware of the risks associated with distracted driving. And, as a result, many of them are injured or cause accidents that expose others to injuries.
The latest report to show that California drivers are still too distracted shows that, unfortunately, a major accident that happened on Interstate 5 in Sacramento and that led to fatalities may have been caused by social media.
According to the California Highway Patrol, officials have collected evidence that may show that parties involved were active on social media around the time of the accident.
Surviving victims were injured but they sustained non-life-threatening wounds. Unfortunately, the 68-year-old driver involved in the crash was killed.
If this teaches us anything is that distracted driving is as serious and as dangerous as you might think. And still, drivers continue to engage in distracted behavior, acting as if they were aware of any potential risks.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family. We are also hoping that those who were injured are being able to recover fully from this tragic accident.
To all of our readers and clients, keep it in mind that distracted driving may increase the risk of accidents because drivers become less likely to respond to potential emergencies in a timely manner. This, reports show, will make accidents more likely to happen. While we’re not entirely sure how social media has played a part in this particular accident yet, we know that the risks exist. Unless we are aware of the road and the surroundings, we will remain vulnerable to potential accidents that could have otherwise been prevented.
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