Heather Hurd, 26-year-old victim of a texting while driving man died at the scene of the accident, after being hit by a tractor-trailer traveling 65 miles per hour hit Hurd’s car. The driver did not apply his brakes at all. He crashed into eight other vehicles waiting at the stop light.
Hurd and her fiancé Patrick, were on their way to have a meeting with a wedding planner at Disney, to discuss their dream ceremony.
She was just a minute away from her home.
Heather Hurd lost her life in January 2008 due to someone texting while driving.
Distracted Driving Statistics
The federal government estimated that by 2007 11 percent of drivers were talking on their phones at any given time. Harvard University researchers have estimated that drivers using cell phones are causing more than 2,500 or more fatal crashes a year and more than 500,000 injury accidents annually. In 2008, distracted driving motor vehicle accidents killed nearly 6,000 Americans.