Boone County First Responders urge people not to drive while distracted

  • Source: WIFR-TV CBS 23 Rockford
  • Published: 09/28/2022 12:00 AM

A fatal accident on a Boone County road Monday raises concerns about safety. Some experts point to distracted driving as a big reason for the climbing accident totals. This includes Boone County Fire Protection District Chief Brian Kunce. Kunce responded to the fatal accident Monday, but as soon as he sat down to do an interview with 23 News on Tuesday about safe driving, he was called to another car crash. “Today we had a vehicle that rear ended a dump truck, the gentleman fell asleep at the wheel,” Kunce said. Luckily, there were only minor injuries, but Kunce says incidents like that are cropping up too often in the county. “People are distracted and speeding, whether they’re under the influence, on the phone, falling asleep, there are so many different things that cause the accidents,” he told 23 News.


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