Distraction Causes Missouri Man To Be Involved In Fatal Accident
July 10, 2012
Anything that takes your concentration from the road can be considered a distraction, even if it’s a simple adjustment being made to the vehicle.
Take, for instance, the case of a 22-year-old Missouri man who is facing charges in connection to a St. Louis Car Accident that claimed the lives of two construction workers. According to the Star-Tribune, the crash happened this past October on Interstate 35 near in Burnsville, Minnesota.
Reports indicate that the man was driving north when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle and veered into a ditch, where the vehicle then struck a light pole and two workers. The man told officers later that he had looked down to adjust the cruise control on his vehicle in the moments leading up to the crash.
Investigators filed charges of misdemeanor careless driving against the man. If convicted, he could face up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.
The Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers say that accidents like this show how important it is for a driver to get completely adjusted, by setting all seats, mirrors, and radio settings where you want them, before hitting the road. If you have just purchased a new vehicle, take it to an open lot to learn where components, such as wiper blade and light switches, are located before driving as well.