Driver Charged in Fatal Crash Believed to be Texting While Driving

Police charged a woman with vehicular manslaughter and gross negligence on Thursday involving a fatal auto accident last April. The accident allegedly occurred because the woman was texting while driving, causing her to become so distracted that she failed to realize traffic on the freeway had come to a dead stop. A 23-year-old woman was killed in the crash.

Texting and talking on a cell phone while driving cause scores of traffic accidents each year. According to a study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, distracted driving, including texting and using a cell phone while driving, is responsible for nearly 80 percent of traffic accidents each year. People injured in accidents caused by texting while driving often suffer serious, debilitating injuries that prevent them from leading the life they led before the accident. And in the most severe crashes, people are killed.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, truck accident ormotorcycle accident caused by texting while driving, contact the Orange County auto accident lawyers at Mosher & Skorina at (949) 582-1544 to discuss your case. We handle all types of personal injury and auto accident cases in Irvine, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and throughout Orange County, California. The Orange County injury attorneys at Mosher & Skorina offer a free initial consultation regarding your case.