This accident highlights the dangers of texting and driving. Numerous studies have shown that texting or cell phone use greatly increases the incidents of traffic accidents. One study performed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that drivers that were distracted by cell phone usage were 23 times more likely to experience a safety-critical event. Another study completed by Clemson University found text messaging and cell phone use caused drivers to leave their lanes 10 percent more often than non-distracted drivers. These studies confirm what other drivers already know: distracted drivers are a danger to others on the road.
If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury or were involved in a car accident in Ohio with someone that was texting and driving, Ryan, LLP can assist you recover for your injuries. We have assisted other individuals that were struck by a vehicle while crossing within a crosswalk. You can contact us by submitting the form to the right or call us at 877-864-9495.