The 16-year-old was reportedly eating cake as she drove over Wrightsville Beach bridge on Friday night; causing her to slam into the guardrail.
How about a taco? Or maybe some Chinese food? (with chopsticks, of course)
As our North Carolina injury lawyers continue to report, teenagers are at the highest risk for being involved in a serious or fatal car accidents. In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Our North Carolina Car Accident Lawyer Blog has a wealth of safety information parents can use when discussing driving safety with their teenagers.
The federal government’s distracted driving website also provides resources and statistics.
While the government is focused on reducing the dangers of text messaging and cell-phone use while driving, other dangerous driving habits include eating, drinking, smoking, grooming, applying makeup and using electronic devices. Nationwide, an estimated 6,000 people are killed and more than 500,000 are injured in accidents caused by distracted driving.
Only drunk driving and speeding are more dangerous driving behaviors. Not surprisingly, teenagers are at high risk for all three.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact the Carolina injury attorneys at Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.