The National Transportation Safety Board has recently recommended that all portable electronic devices be banned while driving after it was determined that a fatal chain-car pileup that occurred in St. Louis in 2010 may have been because the driver was texting at the time of the crash.
It was announced earlier this week that the the accident, that killed two people and injured 38 more, was possibly caused by the driver texting after phone records showed that he sent and received 11 text messaged within 11 minutes of the accident.
The driver of a the pickup truck crashed into the back of a stopped truck. This caused a school bus to strike the back of the pickup truck and then another school bus struck the first one.
The last text the driver received was just moments before he struck the truck. The new recommendations from the NTSB is that all portable electronic devices for non-emergency use be banned while driving in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a distracted driver, contact the St. Louis reckless driving lawyers of the Finney Law Firm today by calling 314-646-0300 today.