You may remember the story a couple months ago about the woman who was driving with fifteen cats in her car. She fought all the way to the Supreme Court of South Dakota to get her cats back after they were impounded following a traffic stop. Now we have the story of a local Akron driver who also had animals loose in his car, and they posed a serious distraction that led to a car accident. The man was transporting three mice from a pet store to a friend’s house where they were going to feed the friend’s snake. However, en route the mice got free from the box in which they were being carried. When the man tried to shoo them off his body, he lost control of the car, hitting the curb and crashing into a tree. Fortunately, although the driver hurt his ankle, no one suffered serious injuries in the accident. The driver was then cited by Akron Police for failure to control and driving without a license, although he claims to have a valid license in Oklahoma. The driver blamed the mice, but nonetheless pleaded guilty to the charges, paid a fine, and was released. Although this time no one was seriously hurt, driver distraction can lead to serious accidents. If you or a loved one was involved in a serious accident caused by a distracted driver, the car accident lawyers of Robert W. Kerpsack CO, LPA can help. Please call or email us today for a free case evaluation.