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Distracted driver rear-ends vehicle making turn

A rear-end accident in Florida encompasses the dangers of distracted driving and how these accidents could easily cause serious injuries to unsuspecting, innocent people.

The wreck in questions involves two vehicles. One was being driven by a 52-year-old man and had one other passenger. The other vehicle was being driven by a 22-year-old woman. The 52-year-old slowed down to make a right turn into a restaurant parking lot. As he did so, the 22-year-old was trying to make a phone call on her cellphone, and she failed to notice the change in traffic ahead of her. She crashed into the back of the 52-year-old's vehicle as a result of her negligent driving behavior. Thankfully, no injuries were suffered in the accident.

Given that the National Safety Council estimates that at any moment, there are roughly 10 percent of motorists using a cellphone, and that using a cellphone while driving increases the chances of an accident by four times, the dangerous nature of distracted driving is obvious. People simply aren't able to react to traffic in a timely manner when they use their cellphones while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

Rear-end accidents commonly overlap with distracted driving. Since a distracted driver can't react as well as an attentive driver, it leads to people colliding with vehicles in front of them. Such accidents can cause brutal injuries, such as upper body injuries, neck injuries and head injuries. These types of injuries can have life-altering effects, and when an accident victim suffers in this way, they need to consider taking legal steps to hold negligent people responsible.

Source: FLKeysNews, "Monday crash caused by distracted driving," Katie Atkins, March 1, 2017

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