Family of Teen Killed in Motorcycle Accident Launches Website to End Distracted Driving

Anthony Branca
Posted at 6:03 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 17:10:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- A Tallahassee family is taking action after losing a loved one in crash by launching a new website to put an end to distracted driving. 

It's all in honor of 19-year-old Anthony Branca, who was killed when he was hit by a Comcast van while riding his motorcycle on Old Bainbridge Road in November 2014.

Following Anthony's death, his parents began the Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation, a crusade to end distracted driving.

To mark the end of distracted driving awareness month, which is observed in April, they are sharing this website hoping to ramp up efforts to recruit volunteers for a grassroots campaign to put an end to the dangerous practice.

The Florida Highway Patrol says more than 12% of all crashes in 2015 were caused by distracted driving, leading to more than 200 deaths.