Here’s a car accident case that proves to our Arkansas attorneys the truth behind the old adage: Sometimes life is stranger than fiction.
In a “bizarre” case that local authorities said “could have been more tragic,” and which made national news headlines, a car collided with a school bus in small town Indiana last month after the driver got so spooked by a spider that she jumped from the car, leaving her 9-year-old son alone in the backseat.
Reports indicate that Angela Kipp, 35, was pulling out of her driveway when she spotted a spider on her arm. The distraction allegedly caused Kipp to jump from the car.
Her son hopped into the front seat and attempted to stop the car but unknowingly hit the accelerator pedal, which caused the vehicle to crash into a passing school bus. The boy was thrown from the car as a result of the impact, and sustained minor injuries.
While Kipp and her son appear to have been extremely lucky, the fact remains that thousands of people die each year on America’s roads due to distracted drivers.
Top among the things that federal regulators say drivers can do to shun dangerous distractions, which are a major way that car accidents happen, is to always avoid using a cell phone while behind the wheel.
Passengers can do their part, too, by not talking too much with an active driver, and by pointing out when their driver seems too interested in something other than navigating the vehicle.
If you’re in Arkansas and you do need a skilled and experienced car accident attorney, please contact one of the Little Rock-area locations of the Law Offices of Alan LeVar for your free case consultation: (888) 220-7068.