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A jogger was killed after being struck by a car

Texting and driving is a serious epidemic. Countless avoidable auto accidents are caused by distracted drivers focused on answering a text or email message instead of paying attention to the road. Tragedy struck on Monday when Merinda Thompson, 40, of Royersford, Pennsylvania, was killed after she was hit by a car while jogging. The Morning Call article about this terrible auto accident can be found here: http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-d-jogger-killed-by-teen-driver-in-royersford-id-20130305,0,12245.story

I first learned about this on a great blog that I frequently read, as I am also a runner, Lehigh Valley Running Scene.  According to the articles, the vehicle that killed Ms. Thompson was being driven by a teenager who was driving north when his car crossed into the southbound lane and partially off the road.  Ms. Thompson was jogging north along the southbound shoulder, when the car struck her.

My deepest sympathies go out to Ms. Thompson's family and friends. Right now, there is not any information about whether the driver was texting or using his cell, however, the police have confiscated his phone. This is a tragedy regardless, but distracted driving is simply inexcuseable. No, every time you check email or text while driving you won't kill someone...but you might.

Please don't text or email while driving.

Jonathan B. Acklen, Esquire

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