Investigators Suspect Teen in Fatal Virginia Car Accident Was Texting While Driving
Last Friday, a 66-year-old man was riding his bicycle in front of Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Virginia when he was struck and killed by a Ford Mustang that jumped the curb. The vehicle was driven by a 17-year-old girl. Witnesses say that when her car rode up on the curb, the bicyclist was struck and dragged until the vehicle came to a stop near the school’s entrance.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the car-bicycle accident. The driver of the Mustang was not injured. Although the girl is a high school student, she does not attend Hilton. Authorities are still investigating the accident, and say they will confirm whether or not the girl was texting or using her cell phone when the accident occurred.
Distracted driving has become the leading cause of fatal car accidents throughout the United States. In fact, out of the 32,000+ fatal auto accidents that occurred on U.S. roads in 2011, over 10% were linked to distracted drivers – and texting is by far the most dangerous distraction that plagues drivers.
If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you deserve justice and compensation. Please contact Kalfus & Nachman today or call (855) 880-8163 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Newport News accident attorneys.