According to law enforcement authorities with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office, a man was killed and a woman injured in a two vehicle collision. The accident occurred on March 24 around 7:45 a.m. on U.S. 62 in Kiantone.
On Dec. 1 at about 7:15 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was killed while she was out walking on Route 197 in Argyle, New York. Her friend, a 40-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with severe injuries including several broken bones. The pair was struck from behind while walking north on the shoulder of the road by a man driving a Buick sedan south on Route 197.
What many drivers in Queens fail to realize is that distraction is not just about taking one's eyes off of the road. Sure, not looking at the road, the pedestrians, the bicyclists or the other vehicles certainly is a sign of distraction, but it is entirely possible to be distracted while still looking at the things one is supposed to look at. Distraction really is what it says: something that distracts from the task at hand, which includes having a conversation. For drivers using hands-free technology to have conversations behind the wheel, there is still a very real risk of distraction.