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Car Crash Victim Texting While Not Wearing a Seatbelt

September 23, 2011
Colson Hicks Eidson

Earlier this month, a semi-truck struck hit the rear of a stopped Infiniti SUV on Interstate 95 in Florida. The vehicle collision killed the 35-year-old SUV driver, according to a report at palmbeachpost.com.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said the SUV stopped in the center lane of the Interstate in Lake Worth. Witnesses say the SUV driver was texting behind the wheel when the semi-truck hit his vehicle. The victim was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the impact, according to the FHP. The semi-truck driver tried to avoid the SUV but could not stop in time.

The 35-year-old semi-truck driver and his 67-year-old passenger did not suffer injuries in the collision. Investigators do not know why the victim stopped his SUV in the center lane. An investigation is ongoing. Authorities do not believe that alcohol played a factor in the fatal crash.

This is sadly another fatal car crash involving texting while driving. The victim likely did not see the oncoming semi-trailer because his attention was on his phone. In addition, he was not wearing a seat belt, which may have saved his life in the impact.

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