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Texting and DUI Causes Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A collision between a motorcycle and a truck resulted in the death of a man on Monday. According to police, a 53-year-old man was operating a motorcycle northbound on US 377 near Granbury, Texas when a 36-year-old female driving a truck southbound crossed into the motorcyclist's path. The collision was head-on and the impact ejected the man from the motorcycle. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Authorities stated that the driver of the truck was drinking while driving and also texting on her cellphone. She has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and her bond has been set at $25,000.

Texting while driving has become nearly as dangerous as operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. All drivers must place their full attention on operating their vehicle in order to prevent a car accident from occurring. While technology has allowed individuals to multitask in nearly any location, focusing on any tasks while driving is extremely dangerous and could result in injuries and death. Many states across the country have established traffic laws restricting the use of cellphones, unless they are a hands-free device. Unfortunately, many drivers ignore these laws causing thousands of auto accidents.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, contacting the experienced auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth is important to obtain justice for your accident. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients and will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and emotional damages. To receive a free consultation from one of St. Louis’ most experienced personal injury attorneys, contact us today.

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