Distracted Driver Kills Father, Son Left In Critical Condition
Sacramento, CA- CBS Sacramento reported on a father who was killed and his son left in critical condition after a car hit them Sunday morning. Mustafa and his son Andrew were biking in their neighborhood when a distracted driver was texting and drifted into their bike lane. Unfortunately, Mustafa and Andrew were not wearing helmets yet rode their bikes in the bike lane. Just a week ago, the family immigrated to the United States from a village in Afghanistan in fear of ISIS retaliation. They came to the United States to start a new life, a safer life.
Distracted Driving Statistics
Distracted driving is deadly driving. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed and 421,000 were injured in distraction-affected crashes, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and VTTI.
Potential Legal Claims
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) states the driver stayed at the scene and the investigation is ongoing. No arrests were made. Texting while driving is against the law in Sacramento County and in the state of California. In this situation, the at-fault party is generally liable for injuries or losses occurring as a result of their distracted driving.
If you are involved in an accident resulting from the distracted driving of another driver, you are potentially entitled to compensation. Our experienced distracted driving accident attorneys in Sacramento will seek maximum compensation for you or your loved one’s full recovery.