University of Texas Football Player Involved in a Driving While Texting (DWT) Accident
By Rachel E. Montes on Monday, June 29, 2009
University of Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle was involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the football player’s attorney, Mr. Kindle was “either sending or receiving” a text message while driving when his car slammed into an apartment building in Austin, Texas. Fortunately no one was hurt in the accident other than Kindle who reportedly suffered a concussion.
As our blog has been reporting, incidents of Driving While Texting are becoming more and more common. While several states have enacted laws to make this conduct illegal because studies are showing that a driver who is distracted by driving while texting is just as impaired as a driver who is driving while intoxicated, Texas has not yet taken that action. However, even without a state law making Driving While Texting illegal, the conduct is still extremely dangerous and subjects people to a high risk of severe bodily injuries or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck caused by someone who was distracted by driving while texting, contact Rachel Montes or Tom Herald at Montes Herald Law Group, LLP to discuss your rights.