The law office of Berkowitz and Myer would like to congratulate Van Schuler on winning the 2017 scholarship!
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, 10 percent of fatal crashes and 15 percent of personal injury crashes were reported as distraction-affected crashes. Based on your research, what factors can lead to distracted driving accidents and what suggestions do you have to decrease these types of accidents?
Van Schuler, facing a 50-50 chance of survival after an accident while on his bicycle, is recovering from a TBI and anticipates attending Jefferson University in Philadelphia to play DII baseball and study architecture. Although he was in a hospital for 24 days, and lost 45 pounds, he has improved through physical, occupational and speech therapies, which are ongoing. He says he is trying to take life one day at a time, to try to be more forgiving for a year delay of one of the most exciting things in life—going to college—and to be more aware of inattentive driving, with himself and with his friends.