Driver taking a “Selfie” causes Car Accident with Injuries
According to a recent news report, a driver in Maine trying to take a “selfie” caused a car accident that left several individuals in the car injured. The twenty-nine year-old driver was driving seven other people. When he leaned in to take a group “selfie,” the car ran off the road and straight into a tree. Four individuals were injured in the accident. One female sustained a fractured nose and another female sustained a neck and back injury. These females were not wearing seatbelts. Two males sustained injuries with cuts near their eyes and on their back. The driver was summonsed for failing to preserve control of a car due to being sidetracked.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle and car crashes involving distracted drivers during the last reported year. Ten percent of deadly crashes, eighteen percent of car accident, and sixteen percent of all reported motor vehicle traffic accidents were as a result of distracted drivers.
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