Louisville, KY- A Northern Kentucky family is in mourning after losing three of their loved ones in car crash Sunday afternoon.
Just after noon, Charles Napier, 49, was walking with his 13-month-old twin grandchildren along Weaver Road in Florence when they were struck by a motorist, the Enquirer reported.
Napier and another adult were three children in wagons, when the driver of a Chevy Malibu lost control of her car, ran up curb and slammed into the group.
Napier and the two twins were pronounced dead on the scene. The other adult and child suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.
The stretch of Weaver Road where this accident occurred sees heavy foot traffic, but there is no sidewalk and the posted speed limit is 55 mph, which locals say is too high.
Police said the driver of the Chevy Malibu was a 22 year-old female. They confiscated her phone to determine if she was using it at the time of the crash, WLWT reported.
It’s unclear why the driver in this accident lost control, but it wouldn’t be surprising if she was using her cell phone at the time of the crash. A person reading or sending a text message takes their eyes of the road for approximately 4 seconds. That is a short amount of time, sure, but a lot can happen on the road in those brief moments as this accident demonstrates.
According to the National Safety Council, texting and driving causes an average of 1.6 million traffic accidents each year, resulting in injury to 300,000 people. But, in spite of those alarming statistics, people just can’t put their cell phones away when they are behind the wheel. People just don’t seem to care about the danger they are putting others in when they drive distracted, but this callous attitude has consequences.
A distracted driver can take a person’s life or forever change the course of person’s life in just a moment. And they do so just to take a call or read a text message; it’s dangerous and selfish. Thankfully, victims of distracted drivers can make certain they pay for their careless and heartless actions with the assistance of a skilled accident attorney.
With a well-crafted injury claim, accident victims can seek compensation for their medical costs, loss of wages and damages for their mental anguish. If one of your family members is killed, you can seek compensation for funeral expenses along with loss of companionship and financial support.
In the aftermath of a tragic accident, your may not be sure where to turn or how you can get the compensation you desperately need. Our team accident attorneys are there to give you the answers you need and will give your case their full attention throughout every stage of your injury claim. They understand the trouble you are going through and will strive to make the process of recouping all of your accident-related expenses.

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