While it is a known fact that texting while driving is extremely dangerous, drivers nationwide, including in North Carolina, continue to be distracted by mobile devices while they are behind the wheel. Thousands of innocent people have suffered life-changing injuries, and countless deaths have been caused by drivers whose attention was distracted by such devices for only seconds. A 61-year-old man recently lost his life in such a car crash.
The N.C. Highway Patrol reported that a 35-year-old woman, with her father as a passenger, was northbound on a Caldwell County road when she allegedly typed an address into her mobile device's map application. Due to the distraction, she reportedly veered across the center line. Her car struck two other vehicles that were traveling in the southbound lanes.