Distracted Driving Comes in Various Forms

When motorists hear the term “distracted driving” today, individuals using cellphones while driving may come to mind. However, the use of handheld electronic devices is not the only thing that can take a person’s attention away from the road.

An article published by The News-Times stated that officials believe a car stereo loudly playing music may have been at fault for causing an accident outside of Redding, Connecticut. The crash killed a young man and left three others seriously injured.

At around 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30th, the 19-year-old driver of a Subaru Outback was driving along Long Ridge Road. The driver had music loudly blaring from his car’s stereo as he approached a crossing with a set of railroad tracks. This inhibited his ability to hear a warning signal for an oncoming train. The driver also failed to recognize flashing warning lights before the crossing. The train was unable to stop, and the two machines collided.

The impact of the Connecticut Auto Accident left all passengers in the Subaru critically injured, requiring rescue crews to rush the victims to a local hospital for treatment. One passenger died as a result of his injuries shortly after arrival at the trauma center, and the others remain in critical condition.

The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm recognize how dangerous inattention behind the wheel can be, and they encourage all motorists not to drive distracted.