By now it is fair to say that most drivers in Western Pennsylvania are aware that texting while driving is a risky action. Nonetheless, individuals behind the wheel are regularly unable to avoid the practice. In the worst cases the action leads to a motor vehicle accident that claims the life of another.
A woman from this part of the state is all too aware of this. Earlier this month she was behind the wheel of a car that struck and killed a 68-year-old man who previously acted as a volunteer fire chief. At the time of the afternoon accident, the man was riding his motorcycle. As he did so, the woman's vehicle hit the man and his motorcycle, and dragged him along the road.