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Teenage Driver Injures Three Due to Eating While Driving

I have written multiple articles and blogs about the dangers of distracted driving. Mobile phone use and texting while driving have been frequent and appropriate targets. Accident statistics clearly demonstrate that distracted driving is dangerous; doing anything at the same time you are driving tons of machinery at high speeds is not a great idea. Here is an example:

This Colorado case involves a family of three; they were hit by a teenage driver while out for a leisurely bike ride. The seventeen year old plowed into the three cyclists as they were crossing the street at a pedestrian crosswalk. They had activated the flashing lights at the crosswalk and they were flashing as they crossed. The young driver said he didn’t see the flashing lights. The police discovered he’d been eating his lunch while trying to drive and was distracted. He will be charged with reckless driving.

The mother and her 10 year old child sustained non life threatening injuries, but the 7 year old was critically injured. He was air lifted to a hospital that specializes in serious head and back injuries. He was listed in critical condition and there is a good chance he sustained a traumatic brain injury that may affect him for the rest of his life.

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