Faces of Distracted Driving: Xzavier Davis-Bilbo
As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we will be posting a number of videos that highlight the human cost of distracted driving. Published by the Department of Transportation as part of Distraction.gov's efforts to curb this dangerous practice, the videos that we will post in April come from Illinois and Wisconsin.
The facts of Xzavier's case are heart-rending:
On October 10, 2010, 5-year-old Xzavier Davis-Bilbo was crossing the street near his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when he was struck by a young woman who was texting while driving. Xzavier, who had dreams of becoming a football player when he grew up, was left paralyzed from the diaphragm down. Valetta Bradford, Xzavier's mother, is now an advocate against distracted driving and created this video with the help of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
A Commitment to Reduce Distracted Driving
As a truck accident lawyer, I appreciate the dangers of distracted driving. I've seen too many cases cross my desk to not be frightened by it. Over the course of April, I will be publishing a number of posts about distracted driving. I invite you to join me in raising awareness about this significant problem: use the "share", "like" and "tweet" icons by the bottom of this page to remind your friends about the dangers of distracted driving.