On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
It is very important for motor vehicle drivers to engage in attentive driving when out on the roads. This is because districted driving can sometimes lead to auto accidents. Such accidents can be very harmful. For example, motor vehicle collisions can sometimes result in individuals suffering serious injuries. Such injuries can be very impactful on their victims’ lives. Last week, an injury-causing motor vehicle accident occurred in Oregon that is believed to have been caused by distracted driving. The accident happened last Friday near Redmond, Oregon. Reportedly, that evening, a 36-year-old man was driving a motor vehicle north along Highway 97. Allegedly, the 36-year-old man’s motor vehicle then crossed the road’s center line and sideswiped a southbound motorcycle that was being operated by a 41-year-old man. Reportedly, the 41-year-old man was not thrown from his motorcycle in this accident. He managed to maintain control of the motorcycle and get it onto the road’s shoulder. According to the article on KPTV’s website which reported this story, authorities believe that the 36-year-old man had gotten distracted by a ringing cellphone at the time of this accident. The 36-year-old man has been cited with careless driving in connection to this motor vehicle crash. The 36-year-old man reportedly did not suffer any injuries in the crash. The 41-year-old man, however, was seriously hurt in this motor vehicle accident. Specifically, he suffered a serious injury to his leg. According to the KPTV article mentioned above, he was transported to an area hospital after the crash. Source: KPTV, “Cell phone blamed for crash on Highway 97,” June 16, 2012