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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coming (Un)Attraction: Police Computer AND Sobriety Checkpoints?

Police reports issued after a deadly chain-reaction crash involving two school busses in eastern Missouri last year state that the driver causing the crash was "texting" on his cellphone.

According to this ASSOCIATED PRESS story via The KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR- the male driver of a pickup truck that started the crash has sent and/or received "11 texts" in the minutes prior to the crash.

That driver crashed into the rear of a stopped truck tractor- then he was struck by a school bus that was hit by another bus and so on.

The texting pickup truck driver was killed- as well as a student on one of the school busses.

Around 50 people total received injuries in the August 5, 2010 crash.

1 comment:

Superdave said...

Ban all phones and texting when car is on the road.

Make a fine that gets ones attention.