Police: Distracted driver hit, killed pedestrian
A Brunswick man, Giles Curtis Dismuke, 47, was arrested on June 25 and is facing several charges after police say he hit and killed a pedestrian while using his cellphone.Brunswick officials have disclosed that on January 30, Dismuke was making a left turn onto Ellis Street from Gloucester Street when he hit pedestrian Pauline Jones as she was crossing the street. Jones, 81, was transported by helicopter to Memorial Medical University Center, where she died from her injuries. Dismuke is charged with homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, and distracted driving. A controlled study conducted by the Editorial staff at Car & Driver Magazine, revealed that the typical driver spends approximately 4.6 seconds with their eyes off of the road when retrieving an incoming text message. The thought of driving an automobile for 4.6 seconds at 30-50 miles per hour with your eyes focusing on anything other than the road is shocking. The act of texting while driving has never received the same stigma as driving while drunk. However, this act is now gaining attention from mainstream media as additional studies and reports have been published illustrating the life changing consequences resulting from distracted driving. Texting and driving may be just as dangerous if not more than drinking and driving. There is no text message or phone call important enough to place your life in jeopardy. If you have been injured as a result of distracted driving, call the Dolman Law Group at (727) 451-6900 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Driving distracted is just the same as driving drunk. We aggressively go after distracted drivers and seek all legal remedies available pursuant to Florida Statute.
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