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More Dangers of Distracted Driving

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A client of mine was forever maimed in a recent car crash, but she wasn’t even driving. Jane was walking in her neighborhood, in broad daylight, when a car veered off the road, and mowed her down. Jane now has a broken hip, a collapsed lung, and two broken legs, a fractured spine and may never walk again. What is even more sad is that this was all completely preventable. Jane’s husband is the Home Owners Association President in their neighborhood, and has witnessed countless reckless drivers for months. In fact, he’s been trying to get help from anyone to improve safety in his neighborhood, but to no avail. Drivers have hit everything from light poles and fences, to even homes. Jane’s husband set up multiple surveillance cameras in the area before his wife’s accident, and was able to catch the entire accident on video.
Jane faces months of recovery, and most likely will never be the same. She’s in critical condition at a local hospital, with severe injuries. The video shows the terrible accident, and clearly shows how the car in question ran Jane down. The driver admitted to being distracted when he ran off the road.
I’ve blogged previously about the dangers of distracted driving. For my previous article, please visit: orlando.injuryboard.com/automobile-accidents/dangers-of-distracted-driving.aspx
It is about time the Florida Legislature does something to stop driving while texting and other forms of distracted driving. Studies have confirmed that distracted drivers are less safe than drunk drivers! Lets fix both, perhaps we need a Mothers Against Distracted Drivers group before the carnage stops.