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Friday, July 25, 2008

Texting Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Charged

The 21-year-old driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in May has turned himself in to be charged. Brian Widmayer of Dover Township, Pennsylvania, was texting on his cell phone as he passed through an intersection. Forty-three-year-old David Peters was walking across the street at the time, and was struck and killed.

Investigators found that Peters' body slid over 60 feet after being struck by Widmayer's 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Widmayer is estimated to have been driving between 30 and 36 mph; the posted speed limit is 25 mph at the intersection where Peters was killed.

Police have said Widmayer both received and sent a text in the same minute the accident occurred. After striking Peters, Widmayer drove through the intersection, turned the corner, and stopped to call 911.

Widmayer has been charged with reckless driving, careless driving, careless driving resulting in death, driving without a license, and accident involving death or injury while not properly licensed.

Anyone who has their license had to take driver's ed at some point early on. And many people who have been involved in accidents are required to take it again. One of the things we learn in driver's ed is just how quickly things can change. It only takes seconds to become involved in an accident, which is why we're supposed to pay attention. While texting has become an important way to communicate for many people, texting while driving, even if you have the green light (as Widmayer apparently did) is obviously a very stupid thing to do.

If you or a loved one has been hit and injured by a car, please contact the Accident Lawyers Network to find an experienced injury lawyer in your area.


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