Berlin Police Warn About Dangers of Texting and Driving After 2 Crashes in Same Spot - NBC10 Boston

Berlin Police Warn About Dangers of Texting and Driving After 2 Crashes in Same Spot

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    Berlin Police Issue Warning of Texting and Driving

    The Berlin Police Department is warning drivers not to text and drive after two crashes happened in the same area. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019)

    Authorities in a Massachusetts town are urging drivers to remain focused on the road after dramatic footage captured a car crashing into a pole due to distracted driving.

    Berlin police posted on Facebook Monday a video of the July 23 crash, in which a car can be seen driving into a utility pole. The impact caused the vehicle to roll over on the two-lane road, where other motorists were driving.

    "Please use this as a self reminder, or to show your family & friends," Berlin police said in their Facebook post. "The text, email, Facebook, Snapchat Message can wait- it is not worth your life or the life of another person.

    Authorities said the driver of the car was given a citation for texting and driving. They said the operator only suffered minor injuries.

    A day later, however, another car crashed into the same pole, Berlin police said. The driver in the second crash was extricated from the vehicle and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

    It is unclear what caused the second crash or if the driver will be cited.

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