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Driver Causes Fatal Crash in Seattle While Looking at Cell Phone Photos

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 16, 2013

Seattle Distracted Driver AccidentA 20-year-old Federal Way woman was killed and four others were critically injured in a Seattle car accident that may have involved a distracted and impaired motorist. As reported by The Seattle Press Intelligencer, the fatal crash occurred on Interstate 5 in Seattle. Prosecutors say the driver was given a phone displaying a photo of a scantily clad woman shortly before crashing. Officials report that he also displayed signs of intoxication and that he had been drinking vodka earlier in the evening.

Distracted driving, particularly driving while looking at a cell phone, computer, or other electronic device, can be extremely dangerous. These types of devices take the driver’s eyes off the roadway and attention away from the act of driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Read the rest »

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