American Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner was recently involved in a deadly vehicular crash in Malibu, California, an article on ESPN reported February 9.
According to reports, the accident happened on February 8 on the Pacific Coast Highway. Authorities revealed that the vehicle containing Jenner struck a vehicle operated by Kim Howe after she rear-ended a Prius. Howe’s vehicle then veered into oncoming traffic and reportedly was struck head-on by a Hummer. Howe, 69, succumbed to her injuries at the crash scene. Though seven people were hospitalized, Jenner did not sustain injuries in the collision. Police are investigating the possibility of cellphone-based distracted driving as a possible cause. Responding police said Jenner cooperated during investigation.
The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group P.C. send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends who are currently suffering in their recent loss.
Iowa legislators approved a bill that will make distracted driving a primary offense.
With a nearly unanimous vote of 11-1, the Senate Study Bill 3191 was approved on February 20. If the bill passes to law, authorities will be able to give drivers a ticket if they catch them using their phone while driving. A federal website estimated that drivers are not focused on the road for an average time of 5 seconds every time they send a text message.
Unfortunately, consequences of distracted driving accidents can be severe. If you or someone you know has been injured in Iowa because of careless driver’s negligence, LaMarca Law Group, P.C., could help you fight for damage compensation. Call 877-327-2600 to discuss your options.
Distracted driving causes thousands of fatalities each year in the United States, and can be caused by several activities that make a driver lose focus of the primary task at hand, driving.
The U.S. Department of Transportation declared April as National Distracted Driving Month. Different activities that are classified as distractions can include: texting on a cellphone, talking on a cellphone, dealing with the radio, talking to people inside the same vehicle, and eating while driving.
These distractions can lead to fatal car accidents. In 2009, distracted drivers accounted for 5,474 fatalities and 448,000 injuries nationwide. That same year, 20 percent of all car accidents were caused by distracted driving, and 16 percent of those accidents included a fatality.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to a distracted driver, please contact the Iowa reckless driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.