Driving in Philadelphia is not something that takes just part of one’s attention. It really does take a person’s full concentration in order to drive safely and avoid dangerous situations. In today’s fast paced world, it can be easy to try to multitask while driving, but this can be very risky. Things like applying makeup, eating, fiddling with the stereo, texting, talking on a cellphone and even children can be distracting to a driver. These types of distractions should be minimized as much as possible to ensure your safety on the road as well as the safety of the other drivers around you.
A man who was apparently distracted by his grandchildren caused an accident that left one man with a severe brain injury. The accident occurred on September 8 when the grandfather was reportedly traveling at 65 mph and apparently did not see a red light. He ended up slamming into the back of a car that was stopped at the traffic signal. The man inside the car suffered severe injuries and required brain surgery. He also had to be put in a medically-induced coma. When he woke from the coma, he experienced some memory loss, but eventually almost all of his memories returned. The man is scheduled to undergo another surgery this month where surgeons will reattach part of his skull.