Now here’s a headline you don’t see every day! A male driver and female passenger decided to become intimate while they were driving on North Ocean Boulevard in Broward County on Thursday, June 2nd. The driver, apparently enjoying himself a little too much, swerved out of the northbound lane and into oncoming southbound traffic. He struck head-first into a FedEx delivery truck.
Luckily, no one on the scene sustained anything more than minor injuries (including the male driver, who did sustain minor injuries to a rather sensitive area of his body).
This is a perfect example of distracted driving. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of car crashes. A statistical report created by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) states that in 2020 in Florida, 314 people died, 2,753 people suffered incapacitating injuries, 11,878 people suffered non-incapacitating injuries, 26,258 people suffered possible injuries, and 88,239 people were involved, but not injured, in crashes caused by distracted driving. In total, 129,442 people in Florida were involved in car accidents involving distracted drivers.
While it may seem fun in the moment, having a distraction of ANY kind while driving is statistically more likely to cause an accident. The moral of the story: Instead of driving while distracted, wait until you reach your destination before you engage in any extracurricular activities. If you or a loved one have suffered at the hands of a distracted driver, call Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. at (954) 833-1440 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.