Suspected Distracted Driver Hits and Kills New Prague Man

Yesterday, a suspected distracted driver hit and killed a New Prague man who was crossing the road to get his morning newspaper. He was a beloved bus driver for the New Prague School District.

According to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the van that hit him was distracted at the time of the accident, but no details were provided. The driver stayed at the scene and has not been charged.

This is a tragedy for so many, and our thoughts are with the family.

Don’t Drive Distracted!

Attorney Eric Hageman
Attorney Eric Hageman helps families with wrongful death claims. He has won millions for his clients and helped them get justice. You can contact Eric by using our free consultation form.

We are seeing more and more cases where an at-fault driver was texting, talking on a cell phone or otherwise driving while distracted. Attorney Eric Hageman is representing a family whose loved one was killed while riding a bicycle by a distracted driver. He is helping the family get answers and take steps to prevent similar accidents.

“Never pick up the phone while driving, not even for a glance at who may have called or sent a text message,” says Eric. “As a parent, it is my responsibility to teach this to my children, and to model this behavior.”

Our law firm urges families to pledge to do the following:

  • Pull over and park safely if you want to look at your phone.
  • Tell your family and friends that you don’t answer calls or text messages while driving, and encourage them not to either.
  • If you realize someone is talking to you on a cell phone or texting to you while driving, stop the conversation immediately, and then tell them later why you did.
  • If someone waits to answer your call or text until he or she is no longer driving, thank them.
  • Always think about the safety of others and don’t let anything distract you when you are behind the wheel.

If you would like to talk with attorney Eric Hageman, it is free. You can use our free consultation form, and Eric will get back to you as quickly as possible after you submit the form (often within minutes). Eric can come to your home and let everyone in the family meet him before the family decides whether or not to hire him. Our offices are in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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