Distracted Driving Can Kill — Even If No Cell Phone Involved | Orlando Accident Attorney
There is so much focus on texting while driving and the other distractions caused by cell phones and mobile devices that we often forget about the most simple distractions.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Michael Hill, a gentleman killed in a one-car crash in Palm Bay over the weekend. According to clickorlando.com, Mr. Hill was distracted by a conversation he was having with Erin Hill, who was riding as a passenger in his car. Mr. Hill apparently lost control of his vehicle causing it to leave the roadway. Mr. Hill over-corrected, causing the vehicle to flip and crash. Mr. Hill was tragically killed.
As an Orlando accident attorney, I know it is easy to forget that when you are behind the wheel you must stay vigilant at all times. Not only must you leave your mobile devices alone, but you cannot allow yourself to be distracted by a passenger, or by losing yourself in your own thoughts. ANY kind of distraction from the task of driving your vehicle is too dangerous. Passengers need to remember this, too. Demanding to much attention from your passenger in conversation can also be dangerous.
Apparently, Erin Hill was seriously injured in this crash. Here’s hoping that Michael Hill elected to carry bodily injury liability coverage, as it seems as if Ms. Hill is going to incur some serious medical expenses.
If you have any questions regarding an accident caused by distracted driving of any kind, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901.