Texting while driving alleged in two-car crash

April 27, 2010

A 19-year-old woman got into a car accident on North Avenue because she was texting while driving, police said.

According to the Wauwatosa police report:

The woman said she sent a text while changing lanes in the 8600 block of North Avenue about 9 p.m. April 20. As she was looking forward, she rammed a vehicle in front of her.

The passenger-side air bag was deployed, but the driver-side air bag did not. The woman's head struck the steering wheel, causing her head to bleed. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital and released. She was cited for inattentive driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

The 49-year-old female driver of the car that was struck was not hurt, but her vehicle had severe rear-end damage.

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