Distracted Driving Behind Highway 395 Crash, Officials Say

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Distracted driving is responsible for about 2.5 million car crashes around the world. Teen drivers are the most impacted, with 58% of crashes involving young motorists being the result of distracted driving. 

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In the United States alone, distracted driving-related accidents claim nine lives every day. Despite these staggering statistics, drivers often ignore the risks associated with inattentive driving, putting their lives and the lives of others in grave danger. 

On Saturday, officials said, inattention was behind a crash that resulted in injuries. 

According to the reports, a 38-year-old man behind the wheel of a Ford Ranger pickup was heading toward Country Mercantile when his vehicle crossed the southbound lanes of Highway 395. 



On Saturday, officials said, inattention was behind a crash that resulted in injuries. 

According to the reports, a 38-year-old man behind the wheel of a Ford Ranger pickup was heading toward Country Mercantile when his vehicle crossed the southbound lanes of Highway 395. 

The pickup then hit a Honda Odyssey heading north, pushing it off the road. The impacted vehicle was carrying a 59-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman who were both sent to the hospital for treatment. 

Authorities cited the pickup driver for negligent driving, news reports stated. 

Washington Drivers: Avoid Distracted Driving-Related Accidents 

When drivers allow themselves to be distracted by their phones, in-car infotainment technologies, navigation systems, passengers, pets, or food, they put themselves and others in serious danger. Responsible drivers across the state of Washington must keep this in mind. 

As personal injury attorneys, we have seen firsthand the destruction, pain, and heartbreak that distracted driving accidents can cause. 

Because we know that the victims as well as their loved ones go through tremendous suffering because of negligent drivers, we hope that this accident will serve as a wake-up call to drivers who often allow distractions to take over. 

We hope that the couple injured in this accident recover quickly and fully, and urge you to focus on the road at all times while behind the wheel to prevent similar collisions. 

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