DRIVER LOOKING AT PHONE CAN CAUSE HEAD ON CAR ACCIDENT
In the last year, each car accident lawyer in our office has had several cases of a head-on collision where a driver was texting or looking at their phone and crossed over the center line, hitting an oncoming car. These are terrible crashes, producing very bad and in some cases catastrophic injuries. Despite improved safety features in the cars, our lawyers have seen more head on crash cases then ever.
In the video below, obtained by the statute patrol, a dashcam equipped car was able to record an oncoming car that crossed the dividing line … then barred down the center of the wrong lane in what looks like an attempt to teach both drivers and any of their passengers what happens after you die. The “suspected distracted driver” apparently made it all the way to the rumble strip on his/her left side before correcting back into the proper lane. Fortunately, the driver of the dashcam-enabled car was not just focused but skilled, smoothly swerving onto the shoulder for a couple harrowing seconds to avoid a head on collision.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says distracted driving factors into a quarter of Minnesota vehicle crashes, and kills an estimated 70 people a year. That number might be a couple lower this year thanks to some heads-up driving from whoever sent this video into the State Patrol. Watch the video below. But NOT if you’re driving.
If you or a family member are injured in a head-on car accident please call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. Our lawyers take cases throughout Minnesota. We are tough, caring, and get results. Most importantly, we understand the what someone severely injured is going through and we will help you get through the process, and make sure you are fairly compensated for your injury. When you call us you will speak directly with an experienced car accident lawyer, and our lawyer will answer your questions, explain your rights, and protect your rights.