Tow truck driver causes accident by texting and driving

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



17. Tom Alter unregistered

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16. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 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.

14. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008


15. MrMojo

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 10, 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)!

13. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 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

9. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

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

10. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

12. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

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

7. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

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

5. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

1. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

2. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

lol yeah

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahah lol. i know right.

4. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 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.

6. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

wtf? haha!

8. vmatikov

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 28, 2009


11. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

phone arena's editors fail again!

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