September 20, 2011
Two men died last week from veering off the road due to distraction while driving. Channel 25 News reported that the two men died in separate accidents; one last Thursday and the other Saturday.
The first accident happened just after 7:00 AM Thursday morning on Highway 36 when a 48-year-old driver from Belton crossed the center line in his Jeep and collided head-on with a tanker truck. The crash claimed the life of the Jeep driver, and the driver of the tanker was airlifted to White Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
The second crash occurred just east of Willow Springs on Highway 90, when the driver of a westbound 2008 silver Hyundai Santa Fe, became distracted and veered off the road into a cable barrier system in the median. The vehicle skid along the barrier system until it ended and rolled into the eastbound lanes. Authorities say the driver suffered massive head trauma and died at the scene.
The US Department of Transportation reports that in 2009, 5,474 people were killed and an estimated 448,000 were injured on US roadways in accidents caused by distractions.
The Texas Auto Accident Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would like to ask that drivers protect themselves and others on the road by putting your cell phones down while behind the wheel, adjusting the radio and mirrors before taking off, and focusing on the road while driving.

by Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers |