On Sunday evening around 9pm, a 24-year-old Springfield man crashed his vehicle into a home in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. The impact of his Acura hitting the house caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, but fortunately none of the home’s occupants were injured.
The driver admitted to text-messaging at the time of the car accident. He was released from the hospital later that night.
Lawmakers say this car crash underscores the hazards of texting behind the wheel and the need for legislation to ban the practice. Regardless of whether texting is legal or illegal, police say they hope that other Massachusetts drivers will take heed.
Source: 24-year-old Springfield man tells Wilbraham police he had been texting when he lost control of his Acura and crashed into a home at 11 Pleasant View Road, MassLive.com, April 26, 2010
Texting Driver Crashes into House, CBS3Springfield.com, April 26, 2010
Call a Massachusetts auto injury attorney if you have been injured by a car, bus, truck, or other vehicle.