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Car Accident in Boston Suburb Blamed on BlackBerry

A car accident in a Massachusetts suburb killed a well known Boston doctor when her car veered into oncoming traffic and hit another car. The driver, Dr. Phyllis Jen, was killed, and police are questioning whether Dr. Jen was using her BlackBerry at the time of the car crash.

Speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the auto accident, and the driver and passenger of the other vehicle, a large SUV, were not seriously injured. Although Massachusetts has not experienced as many car crashes related to texting or cell phone use as some states, lawmakers are considering a ban on wireless handsets to protect drivers.

According to a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive, 92% of Americans believe driving while texting or emailing as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Cell Phone Misuse May Have Killed Boston Physician, InformationWeek.com, April 23, 2009
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