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San Antonio Widow Files Distracted Driving Lawsuit

Kamilah Howard4 years ago

According to the San Antonio Express News, Kristie Vergara, a widow who lost her husband and son in a car accident in 2012, has filed a distracted driving lawsuit against the motorist who allegedly caused the wreck.

Driver was Distracted by Cell Phone

According to the report, the accident happened when the family was walking home from a restaurant in 2012. A woman named Latonshia Lee-Alexander, allegedly talking on her cell phone while driving, drove up onto the curb, striking and killing the widow’s 30-year-old husband and 3-year-old son.  The widow, who was pregnant at the time, and her other son (age 4) sustained major injuries but survived.

Lawsuit Aims to Raise Awareness about Distracted Driving

  • The widow has filed a civil suit and wants to raise awareness about distracted driving, according to her attorney.
  • The suit seeks damages for physical impairment, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
  • Currently, there are no laws restricting talking on a cell phone while driving in Texas.
  • The only exception involves cell phone use while in an active school zone.
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