Text messaging is an engaging and somewhat addicting activity. People of all ages are texting day and night even when they are driving. It is well known that texting while driving can and does cause driver distraction. As a result thereof, there have been many automobile accidents reported in Florida and other States caused by text messaging related distracted driving crashes. In Bartow, Florida, Polk County Deputy Sheriffs arrested a man (Stephen Wade Horne) for reckless driving involving serious injuries that were caused to Emmanuel “Manny” Mejia (age 20). Mr. Horne failed to stop for a Florida Refuse garbage truck and, in turn, hit Mr. Mejia. Mr. Mejia was rushed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment related to these most serious personal injuries.
You can read more about this story at Text Messaging and Driver Distraction – Arrest Made in Bartow Florida – Reckless Driving.