Distracted Driving Accident Results In Five Motorists Being Injured
June 12th, 2013|
June 12, 2013
Distracted driving is a serious problem across the United States, but especially in Indiana. Recent studies show that as many as half of all motorists admit to texting while driving.
Most recently, a Terre Haute Distracted Driving Accident resulted in five people being seriously injured. Records show the crash happened on Thursday, May 23, just before 4:40 p.m., along I-70 near the town of Cloverdale.
According to the Greencastle Banner-Graphic, the 24-year-old man responsible for causing the crash was driving a utility van west along the highway when he failed to recognize traffic that had slowed in front of him for construction. The man did not stop the vehicle in time and plowed into two other vehicles before coming to a halt.
The impact of the collision left the driver of the van trapped inside the wreckage, requiring rescue crews to cut him free using the Jaws of Life before being able to transport him to a local hospital for treatment. Four other motorists from the other vehicles that were involved in the crash were also taken to local trauma centers for further examination.
The Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the risks involved with driving while distracted. The firm may be able to help anyone who has been harmed in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by another driver’s distraction.