In 2010, more than 3,000 Americans were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. That’s why in November of that year, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched a video campaign known as “Faces of Distracted Driving,” which aims to illustrate the disastrous effects of texting and cell phone use while driving. This week, a new video was released.
The video features the story of Alison Holden, a single mom who was rear-ended by a distracted driver in April 2009. In the video, Alison explains that following the crash she was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, and that as a result she struggled to care for her son.
“Distracted driving stole two years of my life. It robbed my son of two years with his mother,” said Alison. “No text message is important enough to risk ruining someone’s life.”
You can watch Alison’s video, as well as the videos of other victims of distracted driving, here:
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If a distracted driver in Florida has injured you or someone you love, call the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation. We have provided legal assistance to car accident victims in South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975. We believe that distracted driving is a life-threatening behavior that can be stopped!