Three teens were killed in an automobile accident that was caused by distracted driving. The accident happened over the weekend near Corpus Christi.
Around 2 p.m. four young women were traveling northbound on Highway 77 near CR 73. The driver was using her cell phone’s GPS to navigate her way back home to Houston when she lost control of the vehicle. The driver attempted to regain control of the vehicle, but over-corrected and drove into oncoming traffic, colliding with an 18-wheeler.
The two teens in the backseat of the vehicle were killed. The teen in the front passenger seat of the car was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. The driver was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.
Although extremely tragic, this accident is not unusual. Distracted driving is an epidemic problem in this country. It’s estimated that eight people are killed and 1,161 injured every single day in the U.S. because of a distracted driver. Someone who is driving at 55 miles an hour and sends a text takes his or her eyes off the road long enough to drive the length of a football field.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving distracted driving, you have legal rights. You are entitled to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Call the Houston automobile accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to learn more or to schedule your free consultation. We do not charge you any fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us or visit our Twitter page to learn more.