On Wednesday afternoon, a woman was hit by a vehicle in her yard that resulted in her death. The auto accident occurred in Cabarrus County, North Carolina when an elderly couple were working in their front yard. According to authorities, 26-year-old Shane Stanley was operating his vehicle when he crossed the median line, veered off of the roadway and into the yard of the Tarlton’s. The vehicle was heading toward 74-year-old Evelyn Tarlton’s husband, but police are giving her credit for saving her husband’s life. Evelyn yelled at her husband to get out of the way of the vehicle just prior to the vehicle striking her. She was killed in the accident, and her husband was uninjured. The accident is under investigation and charges are pending against Stanley.
Distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of auto accidents. Many individuals believe that the advancements in technology are to blame for distracted driving accidents. Cell phones were non-existence just a couple decades ago, and now they have the capability to provide directions, send messages and emails, connect to social media, and make calls. All of these features make owning a cell phone a convenient accessory; however, it can also be a great distraction especially while driving. A driver should devote all of their attention to the roadways and should be held accountable when their negligence leads to an auto accident.
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