Aside from driving under the influence (DUI), distracted driving is probably another common problem we have these days. It can lead to road rage or even to accidents which may result to undesirable – often lethal – consequences.
Such as the case below where one truck driver named Tomasz Kroker decided to change the song while he was driving. In just a matter of seconds, he caused an eight-vehicle pile-up accident that claimed the lives of one mother and three children.
Recorded dashcam footage showed Tomasz Kroker using his smartphone while driving.
A dashcam footage later showed that Kroker was indeed “playing on his phone before smashing into a line of stationary cars,” reported The Sun.
Killed in the accident were Tracy Houghton, 45, along with her sons Josh and Ethan, 11 and 3. Also, 11-year-old Aimee, daughter of Mark Goldsmith, Tracy’s partner, died as a result of Kroker fiddling with his device to scroll through a music playlist. Several people were also injured.
Kroker, who is 30 years old, ended up in jail for his actions with a sentence of 10 years.
Originally from Poland, Kroker just became a father five months before the highway collision. He was given a sentence of ten years and has been banned from driving for seven years.
The victims’ family hopes this incident will remind drivers never to use phones and that stricter laws will be implemented against distracted driving.
In a statement, the family members of the victims, said:
“Anyone using a mobile whilst driving is guilty of dangerous driving.
“It only takes a second of distraction to kill someone, destroying your life, your family’s lives, and those of your victim and their family.
“Our children lost their lives because of the reckless actions of Tomasz Kroker.
“But we are not the only family to have suffered due to what is perceived by many as minor, inconsequential crime – a crime that takes place on our roads every day.
“We urge you to make a personal commitment to stop using mobile phones whilst driving and make our roads safer for everyone.”
Meanwhile, Adam Pearson, one of the injured individuals, added:
“It is impossible to believe someone at the wheel of a vehicle that can cause that much damage showed such disregard.
“We feel that sentence is too light given the consequences of his actions that day.
“It is not something simple or inconsequential, it is something that can ruin lives.
“I think when you have a case where four people have lost their lives and three of them are young children of similar ages to my own kids, it is hard to believe.
“It is not just phone calls and texts. Phones are more complicated now and take more attention, that makes it take longer to use them.
“It shows you just can’t use them when you’re at the wheel of a moving vehicle.”
Watch the video report here:
Cops Find Crying 4-Year-Old Boy Next To Passed Out Drunk Parents
Quite possibly the worst parents ever!
It’s always disturbing whenever we see parents doing a terrible job at their most important duty – that is to watch over and care for their children. Recently, a shocking footage, along with some photos, surfaced on the web and it shows us a drunk couple unconscious in public next to a crying toddler.
Needless to say, social media netizens were shocked with what they saw. According to a report by Metro, the photos and video were "released by cops in the south-eastern Ukrainian city of Zaporozhye."
The article further tells us that the police “first rescued the young boy when his parents were found passed out near a makeshift tire table with booze scattered around next to the baby’s bottle.”
25 of the Most Awkward and Most Embarrassing Moments Ever
I laughed so hard at #6 and #13!
We all have those moments in life where we mess up - a few seconds of our existence that we so desperately wish we could erase from our memory bank and in the memories of those who bore witness to our blunder. We're pretty sure you've had at least one awkward moment in your lifetime, and we're also kind of certain that you somehow remember how you felt at that exact moment.
However, forgetting those hilariously embarrassing and awkward times isn't that easy, particularly when those slips are immortalized on social media. Be it through a video uploaded on Youtube or a simple status update on Facebook, your goof would leave an indelible mark on your otherwise untarnished reputation.
This compilation of embarrassing moments shared on BoredPanda will perfectly illustrate just what we mean. Check out these photos:
What This Driver Does at a Car Wash Will Really Make You Shake Your Head
What the hell was he thinking?
If you happen to own a car, you would definitely be familiar with the dreaded feeling that you get when you see your beloved whip all covered in dust and mud - a situation which leaves you no other choice but to run to the nearest car wash to give your vehicle a much needed bath.
When given the choice between a traditional car wash and an automated one, we'd often choose the one that requires less effort and the one that will finish faster. We live in a fast-paced world, right? So instead of using up your energy to scrub, hose, and vacuum all the dirt away, it might be a more desirable choice to sit prettily inside your car and watch the entire process end in minutes.
There are a few dos and don'ts that we have to remember when opting for an automated car wash, though. One of those is the golden rule - do not open your car door while inside the tunnel, ever. If you're curious about what will happen, you might want to watch this video of a driver who risked everything to grab a flyer from his windshield.
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