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Critical Car Accident Highlights Dangers of Distracted Driving

June 19, 2012 by The Parrish Law Firm

Staunton, VA – June 18 – A life-threatening car accident on Monday left police with even more concerns of distracted driving.

According to official reports by WHSV.com, a man named Don Chodrow was fighting for his life at the University of Virginia Medical Center after being in a serious car wreck on Interstate 81.

Police found Chodrow upside down in his overturned car clutching his cell phone. They believe he was surfing the web when the accident occurred.

Virginia State Police Sgt. K. L. Hyden said teens are not the only ones making these kinds of mistakes.

“Everyone has the potential for driving distracted,” he said.

According to Hyden, the number one cause for car accidents that he has seen is drinking and eating behind the wheel.

Others distractions include cell phones, GPS, radio, other passengers, and other roadside accidents.

Hyden believes Monday’s accident could have been avoided had Chodrow decided not to use his cell phone while driving.

The accident attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC strongly encourage Virginia drivers to drive with caution and to avoid distractions while behind the wheel. If you or a loved one has been injured in a recent car accident, please contact us immediately for more information. Call us today.

Source: www.whsv.com

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