According to the Florida Highway Patrol, five people were injured in an accident on Wednesday, July 15th. The crash occurred in Tampa near Interstate 275 and Memorial Highway. A driver operating a Toyota Corolla travelling northbound in the southbound lanes of Memorial Highway crashed into an SUV. The SUV was occupied by four people. There were five people injured in the crash and all were transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Distracted driving is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports in its most recent statistics that 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers over the last reported year. 10% of deadly crashes, 18% of car injury crashes, and 16% of all reported vehicle traffic crashes were as a result of distracted drivers.
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