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WSP Investigates Deadly Accident Linked to Distraction

Drivers in Washington should be careful nowadays. Not only because the weather will start to change as the seasons change, but also because factors like distraction are increasingly associated with accidents.

Across the country, drivers continue to ignore state laws regarding distracted driving. They often use their phones to text and email even if they agree that the activity can be dangerous.

While many accidents caused by distraction are never accurately registered, we now know that the number of crashes registered nationwide continues to grow because of inattention.

A recent accident involving a man and a woman from Roy should serve as a reminder to drivers everywhere in Washington they should never lose focus of what is going on around them and in front of them while behind the wheel.

According to the Washington State Patrol, two people were deadly injured in the accident that happened on Wednesday. The 62-year-old and 61-year-old who died in the crash were on board of a vehicle on Highway 510 near Rockress Drive Southeast in northeast Thurston County when witnesses say it started to drift off its lane. The vehicle was on the eastbound lanes when it started to drift across the center line before it spun and crashed into another vehicle. One of the vehicles impacted by the collision crashed into a power pole, causing the base of the vehicle to sheer off.

The fatal crash caused both occupants of the first vehicle to die. According to local authorities, distracted driving is being considered as a factor after a preliminary investigation.

According to WSP officers, food containers were found in the front seat of the vehicle.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of this tragic accident.

Until investigators are able to look into this matter and report on their findings, it’s hard to identify just one factor as the sole cause of this particular accident. But if you’re a driver in Washington state and you would like to stay safe and avoid accidents, learning about yet another accident should give you more incentives to stay more focused.
If you would like to learn more about this accident, follow this link for the full article.

If you’re concerned about your safety, put your phone down the moment you sit behind the wheel. And while putting your phone down is important, do not forget about the other factors that may lead to distractions. Eating and drinking for instance could lead to distracted driving accidents.

Avoid accidents by staying focused.

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