Every year, the government through the US Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as every other concerned groups have repeated calls for drivers to drop anything that they are doing while behind the wheel of a car. Over the years, distracted driving was one of the most, if not the most, common of reasons why Americans have died in the road. In fact, tens of thousands of people have been hurt, injured, and even died because of these.
It is this failure that led to the death of Emy Brochu. One night, the car she was driving got involved in a motor vehicle accident. Moments before the crash, Brochu has been driving while exchanging text messages with her boyfriend, Matrieu Fortin. After a while, Brochu stopped replying to Fortin’s messages. After sometime, the sudden stoppage of the exchange of messages between Brochu and Fortin led the latter to find ways to get to know what really happened and what caused that accident.
Fortin wanted to share the story about his loss just in time with the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which has just been celebrated last April. According to Fortin, what has happened to Fortin and his girlfriend is the best proof that one’s inattention, no matter how quick it may be, can be very dangerous. He reminds everyone to think about what he had to go through after losing Emy from an accident because of distracted driving.
Fortin’s story is just one of the many sad stories brought about by distracted driving. According to the NHTSA, thousands of American die because of car accidents brought about by driver distractions. That is why the agency reminds everyone to keep their mobile phones and stay away from whatever distractions are present in your car.
If you however, end up getting involved in an accident, it is important to know the things that you should do right after such accidents happen. Also, never forget to hire a good, reputable car accident attorney to help you in filing a claim. This way you’d be able to prepare claims that have better chances of winning. This would help you score that much-needed compensation to help you recover from the damages caused by the accident. Moreover it somehow makes that difficult task of moving on from the painful accident easier.