NASCAR driver accused of two distracted-driving car accidents in North Carolina

Fox News is reporting that a Mooresville, North Carolina car accident involving Waltrip Racing driver Michael Annett was the driver’s second car accident in less than a year.

Annett was charged with DWI, texting while driving and resisting police after a North Carolina car accident seven months ago. He was cited again Sunday after telling police he was texting while driving and didn’t look up in time to stop.
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Our personal injury lawyers in Mooresville, Charlotte and throughout the Carolinas frequently handle cases caused by distracted driving. As we reported recently on our North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, North Carolina has made it illegal to text while driving. There is no such law in South Carolina.

The media is reporting Annett told authorities he was on his cell phone at the time of the first crash last July. After the crash this weekend, Annett’s blood-alcohol level was allegedly .32 — four times the legal limit of .08.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports an estimated 5,000 people are killed each year and 500,000 are injured in accidents caused by distracted driving. Drunk driving claims 1 in every 3 lives lost on the road — or more than 10,000 lives each year.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact the Carolina injury lawyers at Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965. Serving Charlotte, Greenville and Rock Hill.

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