Car accidents are not just a common problem in Florida, but throughout the United States. No matter how extensive the reminders of law enforcement officers regarding safe operation of a vehicle, the number of people getting injured or killed in car crashes keeps escalating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 6,800 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the first quarter of 2014. NHTSA expects that the casualty count will be higher after the holiday season and Superbowl. With this said, more and more Florida residents are continually at risk of injury or death due to car accidents.
Doing more than one thing at a time seems as if it would be a wise use of someone's time and abilities. Unfortunately, when it comes to doing things that require extended periods of focus, multitasking is a bad idea. As many Floridians know, it is especially perilous when someone is driving.
In Florida, a 51-year-old man was taken into custody after his car swerved into a guardrail in May 2012. Reportedly, the man was visibly impaired at the time. As the alleged drunk driver was lodged in Hillsborough County jail, he suffered a stroke. Unfortunately, the man's medical condition was undiagnosed, eventually leading to his death.