By: Darrell Castle
Sneezing while driving not only has a history of causing car accidents, but it has a history of causing FATAL car accidents.
The Washington Post published a story on the topic last year, highlighting two specific stories.
One happened in Australia when a 79 year old woman died after her car rolled over — sneezing being the cause. And a few years before, a Missouri mother was killed when a sneezing driver lost control of her car.
“Sneezing can be very violent, causing the sufferer to close their eyes temporarily, especially with a severe cold,” said Steve Rounds, a British police official.
Rounds went on to say that driving with such symptoms is irresponsible and could be held as a factor if the person sneezing caused a car accident that led to death or serious injury. The same rule can apply here in Memphis and the Mid-South.
If you’re injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you not only need to seek medical attention, but you need to contact a car accident attorney ASAP.
Proving the accident was caused by some type of distracted driving such as sneezing or texting can be hard. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. And regardless of the reason, all drivers have a duty to keep their eyes on the road.
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