Man Killed in Navasota May Have Been Distracted
A rear-end collision with an 18 wheeler last Tuesday has garnered attention as a result of the distractions that may have provoked the accident that killed the 56-year-old man who struck the back of the big rig.
According to police, Scott Randell Sarber, 56, a resident of Katy, Texas, was distracted by multiple handheld and electronic devices at the time of the collision with the 18 wheeler.
Authorities believe Sarber was distracted by a Palm Pilot device, cell phone, and even a laptop before he slammed into the rear of a slowing 18 wheeler truck.
Sarber was pronounced dead at the scene of the rear end collision with the tractor-trailer truck on Texas 105 near Navasota.
Distracted Driving Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, drivers are 23 times more likely to crash if texting than if they’d put the devices down and focus on the roads.
But while texting is a large source of distraction for drivers hitting our roads in Texas and across the nation, there are several methods of distraction plaguing drivers, including:
- Cell phone use
- Eating and drinking
- Grooming, including makeup application
- Map or GPS use
- Watching videos
- CD players, radios and MP3 players
Every year, the USDOT estimates that half a million people are injured in accident tied to distracted driving, making education and attention to the risks involved an imperative aspect of preventing such accidents.
Distracted Driving Attorneys in Austin, San Antonio and Across Texas
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by distracted driving or a distracted driver, call our distracted driving lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Waco and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our car accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our car accident law firm in Austin and across the state for a free consultation today.
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