Texting while driving? That's not enough distraction for 25-year-old Nicholas Sparks. A western New York tow truck driver, he collided with another vehicle and then crashed into a swimming pool when he was texting on a cell phone and also talking on another.
Sparks hit the other car Wednesday morning in Lockport, which is outside Buffalo, NY. His tow truck then crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before continuing on into an in-ground swimming pool.
The driver of the other car, 68-year-old Lily White suffered head injuries, but was apparently in good condition. Her eight-year-old niece, also riding in the car, suffered minor injuries.
Sparks was charged with reckless driving, talking on a cell phone (sans a hands-free setup per New York law, I assume) and following too closely.