Cop Distracted by Phone Hits Man Head On
When it comes to the rules of the road, they’re in place for a reason. With the ...
When it comes to the rules of the road, they’re in place for a reason. With the ever-evolving scope of technology that we have available to us, the laws have had to catch up but as we all know, in most areas, there is, in fact, a law against the use of a handheld mobile device while you’re operating a vehicle. If you’ve ever seen some of the things that can happen in traffic, you probably understand why such a law is in effect. It’s crazy how fast things can happen out there and, in the end, leave a mound of carnage to clean up after the fact.
This time, we see just how fast such a situation can happen as it just so happens that a police officer was caught up in the moment, failing to keep his eyes on the road as they managed to wander to his phone at the exact wrong time. As he cut a corner a little bit too sharply, with his eyes on the phone, the officer would eventually find himself in a situation where he ran over a bicycle rider. There was no stopping or slamming on the brakes as it would appear as if he didn’t notice the stopped rider until after they already made contact.
Luckily, the rider says that he doesn’t think he sustained any major injuries and was able to walk away from the accident. As per protocol, the officer did call up the state police instead of his own local police department to avoid a conflict of interest. As of yet, no charges have been filed against the officer but it does seem as if the bicycle rider doesn’t really know how this one is going to pan out just yet.
If for nothing else, this one should serve as a reminder of just how fast things can happen out there!