Tragedy strikes in unexpected and painful ways and readers of this North Carolina motor vehicle accident and personal injury blog may know that car collisions are a common cause of lost lives. What makes these catastrophes so heartbreaking is that they are usually caused by preventable mistakes and distractions.
There is no question that some Charlotte residents are dependent on their smartphones. Through these small handheld devices individuals can perform a wealth of tasks that once required them to use multiple different pieces of technology. They may make standard phone calls to their friends and family members, but they may also use picture calling for more personal experiences. They can send work emails, schedule meetings, make grocery lists, check traffic, get directions and even look up encyclopedic information all with the touch of a screen or the execution of voice controls.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there were 818 bicyclist fatalities in our country in 2015. The NHTSA also estimated that there were 45,000 bicyclist injuries that year.