Driver was text messaging in trolley accident

Federal Investigators have ruled that the driver of a Boston trolley was at fault in a accident in which he rear-ended a stopped trolley because he was texting at the time of the trolley accident. The accident occurred on Friday night and injured 20 people.

According to CNN.com, trolley operators were already banned from using cell phones while driving but after the accident, they were told to leave mobile devices at home.

A train operator was text messaging in last year’s devastating train accident in California in which 25 people were killed.

In Washington State, drivers are banned from text messaging while driving and also banned from using a cell phone without a hands-free device. Violators can receive a $101 ticket.

If you believe your car accident was caused by someone using a telephone, you may have case for the driver’s negligence. Read “What if my accident was caused by someone using a cell phone?” for more information.


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