Seattle driver responsible for fatal pedestrian accident sentenced

Scott Caudel of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced to 10 months of work release after he pleaded guilty to reckless driving and reckless endangerment in the pedestrian accident death of Grant Meyers, 91.

The Seattle Times reports that Caudel was distracted by his cell phone GPS when he struck Meyers, who was blind. Meyers was crossing the intersection of 5th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 97th Street on June 10 of 2009 when he was hit by Caudel’s pickup truck. Meyers died two days after the pedestrian accident.

In addition to Caudel’s work release sentence, he is prohibited from using a cell phone while driving for two years.

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