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Reason For Travel Agency Car Crash Unknown

A travel agency in Hialeah was the site of a recent auto accident, when the driver of a car crashed into the entrance of the business during the mid-morning hours. Damage to both the building and the driver was minimal, with the driver suffering only minor injuries and a window of the travel agency sustaining the only damage. Officials are unsure of what caused the driver to hit the agency’s entrance but are investigating the possible causes.

Distracted Driving Injures and Kills Every Day

Incidents such as these are often caused by distracted driving. Fortunately the damage to person and property was not severe in this Hialeah case, but that is often not the outcome in cases involving distracted driving. Statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlight the problem of distracted driving, noting that well over a thousand crashes per day reportedly involve a driver who is distracted and, sadly, an average of over eight people per day are killed in these distracted driving crashes.

The Latest Fad And Its Role In The Issue Of Distracted Driving

It is well known that cell phone usage – in particular, texting – is one of the main types of activities that leads to distracted driving. Most states have enacted laws that prohibit either the usage of hand-held cell phones, or texting, or both, yet it is just as well known that many people ignore these laws and engage in these activities despite knowing both the dangers and the consequences of getting caught. Using a navigation system while driving is something that is less regulated and an activity associated with your cell phone’s navigation system, along with its camera, has exploded in popularity lately – the activity of searching for characters and collecting them all in Pokemon Go. This activity, while easy to joke about and even participate in, is a recipe for disaster when its fans play while behind the wheel of their vehicle. The combination of taking your hands off the wheel, taking your eyes off the road, and taking your mind off your driving – all three of which occur when using your cell phone for any number of purposes, including gaming – can easily lead to disastrous results. The game, text, call, or status update can wait – the life you save may be your own.

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When you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, you want to be able to turn to a legal professional for competent and knowledgeable help. Whether you have suffered personal injury, or your property has been damaged as a result of a driver’s negligence, our attorneys at Boone & Davis in Fort Lauderdale are here to help. Our attorneys have the experience you can rely on to help you get the results you want and the recovery you deserve. Let us help you learn about your rights and responsibilities – visit us online or call 954.556.5260 to set up your no cost, no obligation consultation today.

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