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    Caught on camera: Driver texting while driving crashes

    12:16 PM, Jan 14, 2014   |    comments
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    FORT MYERS, FL (CNN) -- We've all heard the dangers of texting while driving. The video we're about to show you demonstrates just how hazardous using your phone behind the wheel can be.

    A police officer said, "This person had no control. He went from driving in the left lane to crashing within seconds, so very scary."

    A crash caught on camera that even surprised officers, until they learned the driver was texting. The officer added, "Pretty incredible. I mean, I can't really imagine any other thing other than maybe a medical instance... That looked like someone maybe had a heart attack behind the wheel and lost total control."

    Fort Myers police say 23-year-old Michael Woody admitted he was texting behind the wheel when officers caught him driving erratically from veronica Shoemaker Boulevard onto MLK, and then crashing into a bus stop sign and tree.

    The car flipped over, and woody climbed out to safety. The officer said, "Obviously, this person didn't see the police officer behind him, didn't really see what was going on in front of him. Just shows you how quickly distracted driving can take you off the roadway."

    The crash happened just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, January 4. The driver wasn't hurt, but he was cited for careless driving and texting while driving.

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