Law Office ofPaul Englander, PLC
Free Initial Consultation
888.336.4521 602.266.7986

Gilbert Police and Distracted Drivers

Gilbert police are trying to prevent distracted driving tragedies, like the death of Officer Bryant Homes. A distracted driver ran a red light, hit his motorcycle, and killed him, last October.

More traffic stops and warnings and public service safety announcements are anticipated. Gilbert has 10 fatalities so far this year. Police Chief Tim Dorn states that people also need to police themselves, avoid cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, to prevent injury and fatal collisions.

It is believed that distracted driving can lead to failure to maintain a lane, swerving into a bicycle lane, speeding, following too closely, and making wide turns.

Dorn also referred to another tragedy, where a pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk in Gilbert. A driver who was texting rear-ended the vehicle in front of her, the second vehicle went on to the sidewalk, struck the pedestrian, who has been in a coma for months.

Source: Arizona Republic, "Gilbert puts brakes on distracted drivers," Jim Walsh, July 12, 2015.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get answers to your questionsEmail us to request more information or schedule an appointment.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

1440 E Missouri Ave
Suite 265
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 602-266-7986
Phone: 602-320-4378
Fax: 602-266-9134
Map & Directions

After Hours & Weekends:
(602) 320-4378