Falling Pizza Causes One-Car Accident
There are many ways to get distracted while driving–from eating, putting on makeup to texting and driving, but what about a falling pizza? Yep, that too can cause a distracted driving accident, at least for one Detroit Lion it did. Nate Burleson, a receiver for the Detroit Lions football team, broke his arm during a one car accident. The broken arm required surgery and his season of playing football also appears to be on the line.
Pizza Falls on Front Seat, Results in Broken Arm
According to Burleson’s account of the accident, a pizza fell off his front seat while he was driving around 2 a.m. While distracted by the falling pizza, he lost control of the car and struck the median center wall. Burleson was thankfully wearing a seat belt, so his injuries weren’t life-threatening, although he was taken to a nearby ER to tend to his broken arm.
Second Broken Limb in Two Years for Detroit Lion
Unfortunately, this is the second break for Burleson in the past two years. Last year he was placed on injured reserve because of a broken leg. Detroit lost 8 out of 10 games without Burleson; he is considered a leader in the Lions’ locker room and the one that most of the other players look to for advice. Although this story has a hint of humor in it considering that the accident was caused by a falling pizza, it’s no more a laughing matter than someone getting into an accident because they were distracted by a cellphone, makeup brush, or a fast food hamburger.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.