A Calif. officer was seriously injured by texting teen driver...
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A motorcycle officer was seriously injured Wednesday when his bike was involved in a three-vehicle accident investigators believe occurred as a result of a teen texting while driving.
A newly-licensed driver rear-ended a vehicle, whose 61-year-old driver had stopped to make a left turn, according to CBS 8.
The impact of the crash caused the man’s vehicle to be pushed into the intersection where Officer Nathaniel Walker was driving his motorcycle.
Walker was thrown from his bike, over the man’s car and into the windshield of the distracted teen driver.
"I don't know how you ever forget something like this," said Captain Gary Wedge with the Chula Vista Police Department. "She's fortunate that he wasn't killed."
Walker was airlifted to a nearby hospital and treated for severe trauma, according to the article.
According to UT San Diego, Walker is expected to be out of the hospital by the weekend.
The 8-year veteran was with about ten other officers on a 190-mile training ride when the accident occurred. He was the only officer injured.
“Not only is he a good officer but he's a good human being and he will get through this. It's just tragic that it happened,” Wedge said.
The other two drivers — Rex Schildhouse and the 17-year-old girl whose name has not been released — were also taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Charges are pending.
She is VERY lucky she didn't kill the officer. AS it is, she will more in likely be used as an example to what happens when you text and drive.
This a video that should be a video for high school graduations, proms, the DMV......Answer Question
There was another recent story about a girl who was driving by herself for the 1st time since getting her license & was killed while texting & driving. I don't know what it will take to get thru to these kids that that kind of crap can wait & to just concentrate on the road. I hope this girl learned her lesson & that all involved make a speedy recovery.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:31 AM on May. 31, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 6:42 AM on May. 31, 2013
^^^^You're right about that fiatpax. My 22 y/o w/ ADD thinks he can do it too. I told him I don't want that phone call! I almost got hit in the parking lot yesterday by an older man talking on his cell phone. I wish people would realize when they're driving a 1 or 2 ton vehicle that any mistake they make could change their lives & the lives of others in an instant.
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