Distracting Driving Linked to I-35 Car Accident That Kills Belton Girl

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 10-Jul-2013

A multi-vehicle accident in Salado on Sunday, claimed the life of a 13-year-old Belton girl when an SUV slammed into the stopped vehicle, which the girl was riding in, officials reported.

The young girl was identified as Monika Rodriguez.

According to reports, Rodriguez was a passenger, among six other people, riding in a Honda Pilot. She was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, police said. Rodriguez passed away as a result of the injuries she sustained in the Salad car accident on I-35.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the car wreck. None of the other drivers or passengers were identified by police.

KXXV reported that the I-35 auto accident may have been sparked by the inattention of one of the drivers, who was distracted by a cell phone.

Distracted driving has long been an issue making headlines. And while the introduction of hands-free options and devices have given drivers alternatives to traditional texting and talking, some studies highlight the dangers that still exist.

In 2011 alone, the Center for Disease Control reported that as many as 387,000 people were injured in traffic accidents associated with distracted driving, highlighting the immense affect that even a few seconds with one’s eyes off the road can have on oneself and others surrounding

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a texting and driving accident, call our car accident attorneys in Austin, Temple, Killeen and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, stop by any of our ten statewide locations or visit us online for a free initial consultation. We care. We can help.

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