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Distracted Driving Suspected in Merced Accident

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November 29, 2017
Edward Smith

Distracted Driving Suspected in Single Vehicle Accident

Distracted Driving Suspected in Single Vehicle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. A woman was involved in a rollover accident near Merced County on the morning of Saturday, November 25, 2017.

What Happened?

A woman was driving her white Honda Accord westbound along Sandy Mush Road at approximately 11:44 am. The woman was allegedly distracted and allowed her vehicle to veer off the shoulder of the roadway. She then lost control of her vehicle, which resulted in her vehicle overturning and blocking both lanes of travel.

Driver Suffers Minor Injuries

Emergency personnel was contacted to the scene of the accident. When they arrived, they located the trapped female motorist of the Honda Accord. The woman suffered minor lacerations and complained of pain resulting from the rollover accident. Officials have not yet indicated whether the woman was hospitalized for her injuries.

Distracted Driving Statistics

Distracted driving is driving while engaged in another activity that diverts your attention from the road. This driving habit may evidently increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident as it impairs the manual, visual and cognitive abilities of a motorist. According to a 2015 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 391,000 parties suffered traumatic injuries and 3,477 parties passed away in accidents involving distracted drivers. In this study, teen drivers were found to be most at risk of being involved in such accidents. In fact, the NHTSA found that the leading cause of fatality for people ages fifteen to twenty were car accidents, which accounted as one third of fatalities for this age group. Driving while distracted is never a good idea as it may lead to life-changing outcomes.

Types of Injuries from Distracted Driving Accidents

The types of injuries sustained from distracted driving accidents are endless and wide-ranging. The following list of injuries may result from such accidents:

If you or a loved one has suffered significant harm due to an accident caused by a distracted driver, it is important to contact a seasoned Merced car accident lawyer to protect your rights and retrieve fair compensation for your losses.

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