According to the Washington State Patrol, a dog may have been the source of distraction that caused a 19-year-old girl to cause a fatal car accident on September 10th. The accident occurred when the young driver crossed into northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near Conway and collided head one with another vehicle. That vehicle’s occupant, a 64-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other occupants from a third and fourth car involved in the crash suffered serious injury. The reported cause of the accident? A dog running around in the vehicle of the young driver responsible for the tragedy.
There are many causes of distracted driving, though cellphones are often the primary focus of lawmakers. While reducing cellphone use is a great idea, better education about general forms of distraction are needed to start really saving lives. If you have lost a loved one in an accident or yourself been injured by a distracted driver, Bellevue car accident attorney Stephen Hornbuckle is here to help.
To schedule a free consultation at our Bellevue, Washington office, please contact the Hornbuckle Firm online or by calling (425) 679-0742 today. We welcome clients from Seattle, Tacoma, and all surrounding areas of Washington.
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