Local Family Remembers Devastation of Distracted Driving Accident
Looking at your cell phone for just a second instead of paying attention to driving and traffic signs could completely change a person’s life forever. That is what happened to one family in Montgomery who were driving to lunch one day in February of 2012, when a distracted driver blew through a stop sign and crashed right into the side of their car.
Everyone in the car suffered from serious, and unfortunately some fatal, injuries. The driver suffered from a broken collarbone, and her mother was paralyzed from the accident. Tragically, the driver’s father passed away from his injuries a few weeks later. The couple had just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
The family’s life is torn apart as they grieve the sudden loss of a father and husband. The mother, who was once very active, must depend on her children to take care of her as she is an incomplete quadriplegic.
This heartbreaking story gives a look into the real impacts of distracted driving, and hopefully, makes Alabama drivers understand that even a split second of driving distracted can have serious and irreversible consequences, with the emotional and physical pain lasting for years after the accident.
How Common Are Car Accidents in Alabama?
Alabama is one of the most dangerous states in terms of the number of car accident fatalities in the country. Let’s take a closer look.
- Alabama has the second-worst car accident fatality rate in the country, which is twice the national average.
- Alabama drivers have a more than a 1 in 3 chance of being in a serious or fatal car accident in their lifetimes.
- Someone is injured in a car accident every 11 minutes in Alabama.
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If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a car accident that was not your fault, call the experienced Montgomery Car Accident Attorneys at Floyd Hunter at 334-452-4000.
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