Van Crashes Into Storefront, Distracted Driving to Blame

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It’s not every day that you see a vehicle crashing into a storefront.

According to a series of news reports, a van was sent into a storefront in North Carolina recently due to distraction. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported.

The crash took place this past Saturday night, when a vehicle rear-ended a van at an intersection in Guilford County. The van was stopped, waiting for its turn to turn left when the crash occurred. Due to the impact, the van was sent into the storefront. Both drivers were sent to the hospital to check on their injuries but nothing serious was reported. Luckily, the building exposed to the impact of the crash wasn’t occupied at the time.

Local authorities claim that the driver who crashed into the back of the van was distracted at the time of the accident. But no word on how fast the vehicle was going prior to the collision.
In North Carolina, officials say, more than 20 percent of car crashes involve distracted driving. While this appears to be an exaggerated estimate, distracted driving is becoming one of the most common factors in accidents. And the issue is not only associated with phone use. All too often, distracted driving is tied to the eating and drinking habits of drivers, to motorists talking to passengers, and to children or pets.

While this accident in North Carolina did not result in any injuries or serious consequences, many other drivers and passengers are not as lucky. Drivers must keep in mind that distracted driving is a growing concern. Unless they are paying attention to the road at all times while teaching their children a lesson in driver responsibility, accidents will continue to occur.

For more on this crash and how the incident happened, follow this link.

For more on how to avoid distracted driving, watch the video below.