Distracted driving is a very serious epidemic in the U.S. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured each day in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving. For those unfamiliar with the term, distracted driving can include any activity that takes a driver's attention away from the task of driving. This can include such activities as talking on a cell phone or texting.
A Southern Illinois motorist recently filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court following a car accident that left her injured. According to news reports, the car crash took place in January, 2012, while the woman was driving on West Pontoon Road. The woman claims that as she approached the intersection at Illinois Route 3, the defendant, who also was driving along West Pontoon road, drove through a red light and crashed into her.