A FEW WEEKS AGO, I read a book that could not have a more sobering title: A Deadly Wandering – A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention, by Matt Richtel (William Morrow/Harper Collins 2014.) I highly recommend it.
The book brings up the story of Reggie Shaw, who on an early September morning in 2006 was driving to work. He was 19 at the time. Texting while driving caused his SUV to repeatedly swerve and cross the median.
Freezing rain added to the potential disaster unfolding. He clipped an incoming car, a Saturn, driven by two men on their commute, both family men in their early 40s. The Saturn spun out of control and was hit by a truck following behind Reggie, whose driver tried to avoid hitting it but was unable to.