Snapchat is a very popular app today. Millions use the phone app. However, it is also linked to a number of injuries and wrongful death. The case is worse when the users drive. Below you will see several incidents caused by the app. CNN recently compiled a list of accidents tied to it.
Many Cases with a Common Thread.
In one case reported by the Daily Beast, a man was beaten to death while using the app. His death was uploaded onto his account by his murderers. Police say that the man was killed for allegedly stealing a bong and marijuana pipe from one of the killers. Authorities report the killers recorded the young man, Delvin Mendoz-Chaparro, live on the app. They range from 19-20 years old and face up to 60 years in jail.
A Tampa case was even darker. Police say that Snapchat likely caused the death of five people. ABC Action News reported on the crash. In this case, a young woman snapped her boyfriend driving almost 116 mpg. The accident caused a severe fire.
The victims ranged in age from 9 to 39 years old. Three adults and two children died in the crash. Shortly after the driver’s girlfriend used Snapchat, he lost control of their VW Golf. It then crossed the median and collided nearly head-on with a Toyota Sienna, which caught fire.The Golf then struck another car and debris hit yet a third vehicle. Two other car crash victims were in critical condition.
Another case in New Jersey showed a man beaten up on Snapchat, reported on Patch.com. In another, the final Snapchats of two young people were revealed. The Daily Mail reported the two young men vanished at sea. CNN reported on another case in Georgia. This allegedly showed a 107 mph accident caused by a Snapchat filter.
All of these cases have a common thread. For injuries caused by the app, please call or email Ehline Law today. Our team is ready to take on the root cause of the accident. Our team is ready to help in any way we can. Furthermore, we allow our experience to speak for itself.