Texting + Driving = BAD

jazz lady

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On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at approximately 4:05 a.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to Indian Bridge Road and Point Lookout Road in Great Mills, for the reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a single vehicle in the roadway and on its roof with the single occupant out of the vehicle.

The driver stated to a St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy that she was texting and driving when the crash occurred. Her vehicle left the roadway in the area of the Cecil’s Country Store, struck a pedestrian crossing sign and another traffic sign, continued driving in the gravel parking lot until hitting a dirt embankment and rolling over and landing on the roof of the car.

A nearby resident and Good Samaritan heard the crash and ran to the scene to assist the woman out of the vehicle who was trapped inside.

The single occupant/operator signed care refusal forms on the scene.

No injuries were reported.
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vraiblonde

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Government thinks it can control the whole freaking climate, yet can't even get dumbasses to stop texting while driving.
 

David

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The speed limit through there is 30 MPH. Pretty impressive to be able to land it on the roof like that.

Texting while driving is illegal and willful negligence. Wonder if the insurance can refuse to pay?

Guess not:

“An accident is an accident,” says Mark Romano, an insurance specialist with the Consumer Federation of America. “And if you’re reckless enough to do things you shouldn’t be doing, then your insurance is there to cover you.”

Dick Luedke, a spokesman for State Farm, said in an e-mail that the insurer typically pays for accidents, even if the driver is intoxicated. “Generally speaking, we fulfill our promise even when the person to whom we make the promise violates the law, and we fulfill our promise to the person who texts while driving, whether or not that person is violating the law.”

“That’s the point of insurance,” Mr. Luedke said, in a follow-up phone call. He also noted that while the spotlight currently is on texting and cellphone use, there are all sorts of other ways drivers can become distracted, whether by disciplining children in the back seat, eating lunch or even fiddling with the radio: “Where do you draw the line?”


Here's the overhead, You can see the crosswalk and then the gravel parking lot. Not paying attention and missed the turn.

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David

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They should change the law so that if you crash or cause a crash while texting, the entire thread is released to the public so we can all see what was so important.
 

jazz lady

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The speed limit through there is 30 MPH. Pretty impressive to be able to land it on the roof like that.

Texting while driving is illegal and willful negligence. Wonder if the insurance can refuse to pay.

Here's the overhead, You can see the crosswalk and then the gravel parking lot. Not paying attention and missed the turn.

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The driver stated to a St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy that she was texting and driving when the crash occurred. Her vehicle left the roadway in the area of the Cecil’s Country Store, struck a pedestrian crossing sign and another traffic sign, continued driving in the gravel parking lot until hitting a dirt embankment and rolling over and landing on the roof of the car.
Even at 30 MPH, when you are off-balance with a combo of hitting the dirt embankment and probably severely overcorrecting in a panic, a flip is pretty easy. I hope her insurance doesn't pay as it was totally preventable. Glad she is okay, didn't hurt anyone else, and property damage was minimal.
 

David

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You just want to read the sexts. :lol:
A truck driver recently killed a highway worker because he was watching porn while driving. He was arrested.


In other words, I hope people aren't sexting while driving.
 

RoseRed

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A truck driver recently killed a highway worker because he was watching porn while driving. He was arrested.


In other words, I hope people aren't sexting while driving.
Ouch. They shouldn't be using their phones, period.
 
Dick Luedke, a spokesman for State Farm, said in an e-mail that the insurer typically pays for accidents, even if the driver is intoxicated. “Generally speaking, we fulfill our promise even when the person to whom we make the promise violates the law, and we fulfill our promise to the person who texts while driving, whether or not that person is violating the law.”
They may pay out, but you can be sure the rates will skyrocket, or refuse to renew the policy.
 

vraiblonde

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No way, she would have been arrested were that the case. Maybe some maryjane, who knows.
I say that because she'd have to be way too clueless to be granted a driver's license if she was speeding fast enough and so absorbed in her texting that she failed to notice that she was veering off the road, to the point that she hit a bunch of stuff and flipped the car.
 

glhs837

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It should be legal to paintball them with bright pink paint, right in the drivers window. Gimme a paintball gun with a camera linked to the trigger. Pulling the trigger snaps a photo as it launches the paintball as proof of the offense. I see them all the damn time on the bike. Son and saw soo many on our trip up to DE yesterday to check out a Jeep. Not just texting, at one point he siad "Dad!!! that lady we just passed was aritting stuff on a notepad!!!" this while we were going 70 on I-95 between DC and Baltimore. Also saw a lady eating fruit from a cup with a fork.

Vrai, you give way too much credit
 

BernieP

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I say that because she'd have to be way too clueless to be granted a driver's license if she was speeding fast enough and so absorbed in her texting that she failed to notice that she was veering off the road, to the point that she hit a bunch of stuff and flipped the car.
are you suggesting she was a blonde?
 

BernieP

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Serious reply. I wish they would drop the law about cell phones and just make "distracted" driving a fine IF you are involved in an accident or are stopped for say running a red light / stop sign or speeding - another moving violation.
There are any number of activities that people take their eyes and brains off the road for, you can't write a law for each one.
"Ouch, I dropped a lit cigarette in my lap".
"Oh, I spilled hot coffee"
"I was talking to my friend..."
People eat and drink while driving, wonder how many have dropped something, or looked down to pick something up.
 

David

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I wish they would drop the law about cell phones and just make "distracted" driving a fine IF you are involved in an accident or are stopped for say running a red light / stop sign or speeding - another moving violation.
I get what you are saying, but the public at large is so --- and how do I put this delicately --- dumb and selfish that I think they are really just trying to make it top of mind awareness in order to try and prevent someone getting hurt. Otherwise, if they don't make an issue out of it, many will assume that it is OK in the eyes of society. Some people will listen and others won't. Just like drunk driving. Everyone already knows that its not smart to do it, but some people do anyway. We have to keep reminding that latter group that its not a good idea.
 

LightRoasted

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It should be legal to paintball them with bright pink paint, right in the drivers window. Gimme a paintball gun with a camera linked to the trigger. Pulling the trigger snaps a photo as it launches the paintball as proof of the offense. I see them all the damn time on the bike. Son and saw soo many on our trip up to DE yesterday to check out a Jeep. Not just texting, at one point he siad "Dad!!! that lady we just passed was aritting stuff on a notepad!!!" this while we were going 70 on I-95 between DC and Baltimore. Also saw a lady eating fruit from a cup with a fork. Vrai, you give way too much credit
If you hook up with the Mythbusters, they'll help with the math formula for timing and the trial and error testing. And maybe even help with the construction of the contraption to do the shooting.
 
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