Multi-Vehicle Accident and the Dangers of Distracted Drivers
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A multi-vehicle car
crash injured five people near Manning, North Dakota. According to police reports,
a Dodge Dakota truck was headed northbound and had stopped to wait for
southbound traffic before making a turn on a western highway. Before making
the turn, a Chevy work truck had also stopped behind the Dakota. A driver
of a Chevrolet Silverado was attempting the pass both stopped vehicles
when the back of his trucked was clipped by a Honda Pilot who was also
trying to pass. A chain reaction ensued with a Toyota Camry, who was following
the Pilot, hit the stopped work truck. The drivers of the car, work truck
and Silverado were transported to a local hospital.
Multi-vehicle accidents are often caused by individuals who are distracted.
A chain reaction resulted and caused several accidents with many injuries.
It is always important to practice defensive driving while traveling on
highly populated highways and interstates. Staying alert and paying attention
can keep you and your family safe.
Here are a few helpful reminders next time you find yourself behind the wheel:
* Stay Alert- Always pay attention to your surroundings. Traffic patterns
can change in a matter of seconds, so it is always wise to be watching
the vehicles in front, back and on each side of you.
* Don’t Get Distracted- It is easy to take your eyes off the road
for a quick second. Instead of reaching for the radio dial, use the steering
wheel buttons, so you do not lose focus. A hands-free electronic device
is a great tool to use if you must make phone calls while operating a
vehicle. Drivers are able to keep their hands on the steering wheel while
staying in control.
* Say No to Texting- Texting is a huge factor in car accidents. Even reading
a text message takes seconds of visual time away from drivers, so it is
best to put cell phones away when driving.
Distracted driving can happen anywhere and can cause serious injuries.
It is imperative to reach a qualified attorney that will fight for fair
and maximum compensation for you and your loved ones. Meyerkord and Meyerkord,
LLC, has a dedicated team of attorneys that specialize in personal injury
cases. We communicate fully with our clients during the legal process
and are available at all times for any needs they may have. If you are
needing legal representation, please
contact our office today to receive a no-obligation consultation.