A man who was texting while driving hit a parked car and then slammed into a house yesterday in Hoqium on Simpson Avenue around 8:30 p.m. last night.
Police Chief Jeff Myers said the 23-year-old man from Montesano that was driving an SUV hit a parked Toyota Yaris. After hitting the vehicle, he hit the side of a house, which caused major damage to the structure of the house.
No one was hurt in this distracted driving accident.
The man admitted to texting while driving.
Distracted Driving Statistics
The federal government estimated that by 2007 11 percent of drivers were talking on their phones at any given time. Harvard University researchers have estimated that drivers using cell phones are causing more than 2,500 or more fatal crashes a year and more than 500,000 injury accidents annually. In 2008, distracted driving motor vehicle accidents killed nearly 6,000 Americans.