NORTH FORK — A single vehicle roll-over near on Road 225 this morning was a good reminder about the dangers of distracted driving, says the CHP.
At about 10:20 a.m., a young man from North Fork was on his way to work and was a bit late, so he was exceeding the speed limit on the winding road about two miles east of North Fork.
According to CHP at the scene, he checked his cell phone just as he was coming around a tight turn, and when he looked back up, found himself driving off the right side of the road. The hard correction back to the left caused his car to roll over, coming to rest on its wheels on the opposite side of the road, with the front end of the vehicle sticking up into the eastbound lane.
Fortunately, he was not injured in the crash, but his 2005 Ford Focus didn’t fare so well, and appears a total loss.
The use of a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being involved in a collision by 400 percent! The California Highway Patrol has been focusing on distracted driving awareness and enforcement throughout the month of April. Click here for more information.
Distracted Driving — it’s not worth:
- Losing a family member or loved one.
- Getting into a collision.
- Increased insurance rates.
- Getting a citation