Idaho State Police reported that a motorcycle crashed into a semi truck head on. The motorcyclist was traveling northbound when he failed to see traffic slowing to turn left. He reacted by swerving into the southbound lanes and struck a semi truck pulling a single trailer head on. Officials reported the motorcyclist was transported by ground ambulance to a nearby medical center in Boise for evaluation of injuries. Both the southbound and northbound lanes of traffic were blocked for about two and a half hours while crews worked to clear the motorcycle accident scene. Idaho State Police are still investigating this accident.
Facts About Distracted Driving and Fatal Accidents
Distracted driving is all too common among driver’s in America. Here are some facts about distracted driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to convince you to think twice before being a distracting driver.
- In 2016, 37, 461 people were killed in a car accident. That is a 5.6 percent increase from 2015.
- 10 percent of fatal accidents and 15 percent of injury crashes were due to distracted driving in 2015.
- NSC estimated that 27 percent of all car accidents in 2015 were caused by a distracted driver using a cell phone.
- Over 58 percent of teen drivers injured in a car accident are caused by distracted driving.
- Teens are killed in car crashes three times more often than drivers over age 20.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Boise
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, semi truck accident or other personal injury, contact the experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Boise at Parke Gordon Law Firm. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call the law office of Harvard law grad Mat Parke today at (208) 322-7274 now for a free consultation. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. You pay nothing until we win your case. Call now!
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