Aaron Deveau is the first person to be convicted of motor vehicle homicide for texting while driving. Massacusetts is one of thirty-eight states, along with the District of Columbia, that ban texting while driving. In February 2011, Deveau went across the centerline of the street, and collided head on with a truck. The truck’s passenger, a father of three, died from severe head trauma.
Deveau faced multiple counts from the accident including negligent operation and injury from mobile phone use, motor vehicle homicide, using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle, and others. He faces up to four years in prison under the terms of the law.
Distracted driving poses a serious risk to other drivers, motorcyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. If you or your loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact Burnetti, P.A.’s texting accidents lawyers. Call 1-888-BURNETTI today or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form.