They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Here’s photographic proof of why it’s not safe for employees to use their cell phones while driving.
A tow truck driver ran his vehicle into a swimming pool after texting on one cell phone while talking on another. You can see the result here (and then share the photo with workers at your next safety meeting).
Police in Lockport, NY, say 25-year-old Nicholas Sparks admitted he was texting and talking while his flatbed truck hit a car, crashed through a fence, sideswiped a house and then rolled into an in-ground pool.
The driver of the struck car suffered head injuries but is in good condition. A child passenger suffered minor injuries.
Sparks is charged with reckless driving, talking on a cell phone while driving and following too closely.