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Tow truck driver causes accident by texting and driving

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Tow truck driver causes accident by texting and driving
With Senators in Washington D.C. pushing for a nationwide bill to ban texting while driving, 25 year old tow truck driver Nicholas Sparks gave the lawmakers some more ammunition to work with. Mr. Sparks was driving his flatbed truck through the streets of Lockport, New York while he admittedly was texting and talking on his cellphone. The truck hit another car which forced Sparks' vehicle to crash through a fence, side-swipe a house and land in an above-ground swimming pool.

The 68 year old woman who was driving the car suffered head injuries, although she is now in good condition. Her niece, an 8 year old passenger in the auto, had minor injuries. Sparks was charged with reckless driving, talking on a cellphone and following too closely. And for the Senators on Capitol Hill, it's another example of what they are trying to prevent with their proposed law.

source: Yahoo

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


What the hell is a "truch" driver?...

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 12:30

2. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


lol yeah

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 12:31

3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hahah lol. i know right.

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 12:36

4. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


You don't know what a truch driver is? It's like the most horrifying thing on the road, when they're released to roam free, disaster surely follows! They're huge trucks, but the "h" on the end that replaces the "k" stands for Harry Potter, because they've also got magic powers.

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 14:04

6. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


wtf? haha!

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 14:49

8. vmatikov (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


rofl

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 17:51

11. Striker13084 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


phone arena's editors fail again!

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 13:51

5. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Thank God, it actually wasn't a truch, it was a truck... That was a close call...

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 14:18

7. enemyisyou (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Jul 2009)


What's hilarious is that I live in Lockport. This guy is an idiot...

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 16:10

9. Pr0cl1v1ty (Posts: 60; Member since: 26 Oct 2008)


god, there seriously going to bann texting too, i know it will pass ....

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 16:54

10. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I hope they ban texting completely, like not just while driving. That would be awesome, people would be so upset... Including me...

posted on 31 Jul 2009, 22:25

12. enemyisyou (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Jul 2009)


They've already passed the law here in NYS...

posted on 01 Aug 2009, 22:39

13. VSS_55 (Posts: 43; Member since: 05 Jul 2009)


Not really news... im sure similar crashes with trucks have happened plenty of times... i will state though if there one grounp of people that should be WATCHING THE ROAD, it's ANYONE driving a truck

posted on 02 Aug 2009, 06:50

14. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


texting+talking+driving=moron

posted on 02 Aug 2009, 17:30

15. MrMojo (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Jul 2009)


SO TRUE! Too bad the rest of N. America is too spoiled to accept it! Freedom doesn't mean acting like an IDIOT and disregarding others particularly when you're driving! Focus on driving! Period! What about the Freedom of others?! IDIOT! We do need laws to BAN texting and BAN cell phone use in cars except for emergencies (i.e. medical and getting info if lost)!

posted on 24 Aug 2009, 21:12

16. Vlondril (Posts: 91; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


Is it just me or is this another example of stupidity in society....seriously....people who disregard others safety like that should not have a licence to drive.

posted on 07 Sep 2010, 05:04

17. Tom Alter (unregistered)


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