Woman Runs Over Three Teens While Filming Baby
It seems that outside of driving under the influence, driving while using a mobile phone is the most dangerous thing that people can do on the road these days. One woman from Oregon is being charged for third-degree assault, reckless driving and reckless endangerment after hitting three teenage girls on a crosswalk in January.
Thankfully, no one was killed, but all three girls were hurt in the accident. And according to police reports, the woman hit the three girls because she was busing using her phone and filming her baby, who was sitting in the passenger seat at the time.
Phone records show that the woman, Elizabeth Rachel Dove, was talking on her phone and texting just before she hit the girl, all three of whom attend Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon.
But the direct cause of the accident was the fact that she was making a video of her toddler while driving. Records from her phone show that a video of her baby was made less than two seconds before the accident occurred.
One of the victims said that it was an incredibly scary scene, saying that she remembers waking up on the street and seeing both of her friends being carried off the street with blankets over them.
“I thought they were dead,” the victim, 15-year-old Sarah Hollenbeck, said.
She also said that the particular crosswalk where the accident occurred is one where there are frequent accidents, adding that people constantly drive to fast in that area of the town.
The driver is pleading not guilty to all three charges.
It is illegal in the state of Oregon to use a phone while driving unless you are using a hands-free device.