Robert Mazow of Mazow McCullough discusses distracted driving, and some recent pedestrian accidents brought to the firm’s attention.
In the last month or so, my office has been retained to represent people who’ve been seriously hurt as a result of being hit by distracted drivers. In one instance, a man was crossing the street on a rainy night and a vehicle being driven by a young woman, who was texting, failed to stop for him and ran him over. She left the scene. Thankfully, she was caught and she was arrested. This poor gentleman was taken by ambulance to one of the Boston hospitals where he has been still suffering from life-threatening injuries.
In another instance, a woman was on Facetime while she was driving and took out two people who were clearly in the crosswalk in the early evening, right in front of her face, had she been looking. One of those people is still in a coma today. In another instance, on a major street in Beverly, a man was crossing the street and he was struck by somebody who was distracted, not by texting but because he had been drinking. He was actually drinking while he was driving down the road and struck this gentleman and changed his life. Distracted driving is no joke in Massachusetts or elsewhere.
You cannot be behind the wheel of a car and have your mind anywhere else but on the road. If for any reason you know somebody who has been hurt as a result of a distracted driver, please have them give us a call, because the right lawyer makes all the difference.