We all know that texting while driving is extremely dangerous, and — if we may be so bold as to state — just plain stupid.
A Herndon man took dangerous driving and unsafe decision-making to new heights one day in July when his texting caused him to swerve off the road and right into a police officer who was making a routine traffic stop.
Lucky for all involved, the police officer received only minor injuries. The driver, on the other hand, finds himself in steep trouble. According to an article in the Herndon Patch, he was charged with texting while driving, reckless driving, driving on a suspended operator’s license (third offense) and failure to proceed with caution or yield right-of-way by lane change to stationary vehicle displaying lights.
“It is very simple,” says Herndon car accident attorney Doug Landau. “Do not text while you are driving. Period. Your unsafe decision to do so may injure or kill an innocent driver, pedestrian or biker on the road.”