Every day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1, 060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver, according to the CDC. More often than not, those distractions involve cell phones. Drivers who read and send text messages are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car accident.
A McAllen man was the victim of a fatal hit and run accident that involved texting and driving early Sunday morning. A motorist took his eyes off the road to send a text and struck the victim’s vehicle from behind causing him to crash into the median and catch on fire. The victim was burned alive. The alleged wrongdoer was charged with intoxication manslaughter and causing an accident involving injury or death.
Regardless of the city’s ban on texting and driving, there are reportedly 8,000 accidents every year that involve distracted drivers.
If you are involved in an accident with a distracted driver who was being negligent, seek legal counsel from the expert attorneys at Rio Grande City’s J. Gonzalez Firm by calling 956.630.6700.