As reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution a 23-year old Lilburn, Georgia man may have been texting and driving when he ran a red light colliding into and killing 59 year old Edna Taylor Barker Harris of Decatur, Alabama. Mr. Harris died at the scene.
Feliciano Diaz-Perez was operating a 2001 Chevrolet 350 Pick-up in Athens, Alabama when he ran the red light and hit the drivers side of Mr. Harris’ 1997 Acura.
According to Alabama State Patrol Officer Curtis Summerville, said while they can not prove that at this point. They are going to subpoena his cell phone records to confirm or deny if Mr. Diaz-Perez was in fact on his cell phone at the time of the collision.
All charges are on hold depending upon what the investigation and cell phone records show.
Texting and driving has become a hot topic in the media, this evidence is clear if you text and drive you are spending an unusually long period of time not paying attention to the road, and you will miss red lights, stop signs or other vehicles pulling into your lane or right of way.
Please consider what could happen when you text and drive. It is not worth the price you will have to pay.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motor vehicle collision as a result of a driver texting or operating a cell phone you need to call an Savannah Auto Accident Lawyer at 912-508-4711 or Atlanta at 770-948-5454 and find out what are your legal rights.