Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-9-9-D-U-G-A-N

Car accident may have been caused by distracted driving

On this blog, we talk about dangers associated with distracted driving behaviors such as texting while behind the wheel. When a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for even a few seconds to attend to a message or some other task, it is possible that they could fail to see something and be involved in an accident.

It is possible that distracted driving may have played a role in a tragic accident in Pittsburgh earlier this week. A second grade girl was critically injured when as she walked home, a school van hit her. The girl's mother, who was walking to meet the girl, saw the incident unfold.

In the crash the girl suffered severe head trauma, a broken pelvis and broken femur.

Following the crash neighbors said that the girl's mother was yelling at the driver of the van. She accused the driver of texting while driving and said that she saw her doing it when the van drove up onto the sidewalk and hit the girl.

Whether the van driver was in fact texting while driving will likely be uncovered in the investigation commenced following the incident. Law enforcement officers are seeking to get a search warrant to access the driver's phone.

It is possible that the family of the injured girl will take legal action against the employer of the van driver. Medical bills are sure to mount as the girl heals and this could be expensive. It is possible that she could suffer side effects related to the injury in the future as well. Anything recovered in a successful lawsuit could be helpful.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Fax: 412-922-0801
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
125 Warrendale-Bayle Rd
Warrendale, PA 15086

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Map & Directions

Monroeville
400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129
Map & Directions

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454
Greensburg Law Office Map

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation

REVIEW US