Crazy Driver in Drive Through Lane Reminds Us to Get Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Another reminder of why uninsured motorist coverage in so important to carry-crazy drivers in drive-through lanes.

On Saturday, Jennifer Lynn Betterly got so angry at how long the woman in front of her was taking to order food in the drive-through lane of KFC/Taco Bell that she began screaming at the driver in front of her and then repeatedly rammed her Ford Focus into the woman’s car, then drove off. Betterly, 24, was arrested about an hour after the incident according the Tampa Bay Times. The article noted that Betterly was driving with a suspended license, and police found a prescription pill bottle containing a single pill of the sleep aid Ambien. The label was torn, and she was unable to prove the pill was prescribed for her, according to the report. Betterly faces felony charges of aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance, in addition to misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a crash.

So, what are the chances that this woman was driving with proper bodily injury liability coverage? Slim, I bet. That is why it is so important to carry uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage. If you or a loved one is injured because of a driver such as Ms. Betterly or any driver with inadequate bodily injury liability coverage, your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage will protect you and provide an avenue to get your lost wages and medical bills paid. Without uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, you or your family member could be left with outstanding medical bills and lost wages simply because you didn’t know what you wanted at the drive-thru.

Check your insurance policy today to make sure you have this important coverage.


Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, PA has been caring for clients since 1955. As one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County, the attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes has seen how lives can be forever changed because of the negligence of an uninsured motorist. If you or a loved one has been injured because of an automobile accident,motorcycle crash or other personal injury matter, click here to schedule a free case consultation with Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A.

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