A driver of a Toyota Camry on Thursday night was on his cell phone and struck a BMW that was parked along Washington Street near the crosswalk across from St. Paul Church, according to Wellesley Police. The collision caused the BMW to hit the pedestrian crossing light.
The BMW was unoccupied and the operator of the Camry stated he was not injured, the police said.
He was issued a citation for improper use of an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle, according to the Wellesley Police.
MORE: Wellesley Police logs
Dennis McCormick says
So many questions:
How animated was the phone conversation?
What did the person on the other end hear on impact?
Where was the driver aiming?
Beamer owner’s reaction?
Awaiting follow up article(s).
Martha geyer says
I see drivers all over town on their devices. Why are they not pulled over?
Massachusetts law prohibits texting, emailing, scrolling the web, etc. while driving (and any cell phone use for drivers under 21) but unlike all our neighboring states we do not have a “hands-free” law – it’s not illegal to talk on a handheld cell phone in MA – which makes it harder to enforce the no texting law. A new bill was proposed in January that “would prohibit anyone driving from holding or touching their phone ‘except to perform a single tap or swipe to activate, deactivate, or initiate hands-free mode’” – let’s hope it passes this time.
Stupid driver like this should have license revoked or suspended.