Drivers who are inattentive pose a risk to everyone on the road. On the morning of December 13, 2016, a teenager in Phoenix was struck by a driver who was thought to be inattentive. The 16-year-old teen was crossing the street when he was hit, and he suffered serious injuries. The accident has shut down 59th avenue between Thomas and Indian School roads .
Examples of activities that constitute inattentive driving include texting, eating and drinking, adjusting the radio, and talking with passengers. Drivers may think that they are paying attention to the road, but it is impossible to focus on two tasks at once. The dangers of inattentive driving are underscored by the fact that a driver going 55 miles per hour covers the length of a football field in only 5 seconds, the time it takes to read or send a text.
If you or a loved one has been injured by an inattentive driver please call us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: December 13, 2016