It has happened again. The driver of a vehicle loses control “for unknown reasons” and causes a catastrophic automobile accident. Several of these accidents have been blogged about here, but most haven’t. It leads to one inescapable conclusion: the use of cell phones while driving.
Shortly after 5:00 a.m. this morning a 2-year-old boy died when the Chevy Silverado he was riding in was sideswiped by a BMW that lost control on northbound I-805. According to reports, the BMS moved to the right, and hit the Chevy truck, causing it overturn on the shoulder. The boy was belted in a car seat, but the seat was ejected due to the force of the accident.
The police have no word as to what caused the accident, but no doubt the use of a cell phone, whether talking or texting, was involved. (See prior similar accidents here.