December 16, 2009 – Stephen Clark, 22 of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has died as a result of serious personal injuries sustained when his car collided head on with a tree. Clark was apparently sending text messages just prior to the accident. Clark was traveling down
Andover Street in Lowell when his car struck a tree alongside the road at around 11:10 a.m. on Sunday.
Clark’s cell phone was found on the floor of the passenger’s side of his vehicle with its keyboard exposed. His cell phone records confirmed that he had sent and received text messages immediately before the accident occurred. According to the Lowell Police, Clark was traveling at 50 mph when he hit the tree and was not wearing a seatbelt. Lt. Timothy Crowley remarked that “Texting while driving caused the accident to occur. Speed and not wearing a seat belt made it a fatality.”
Clark was rescued from his vehicle at the scene and transported to Saints Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. This accident is a tragic reminder of the dangers of using cell phones while driving and has many people pushing for legislation banning texting while driving.
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