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Cat, cellphone suspected distractions behind crash
Toronto Sun ^ | June 14, 2011

Posted on 06/14/2011 2:59:55 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

BARRIE, Ont. - Police blame some serious distracted driving for a chain-reaction crash that caused more than $100,000 in damage after a teenager struck a parked car in this city north of Toronto.

Police said the driver was texting and trying to pick up her cat when the collision happened.

Cops said the teenager was speeding when she lost control of the car, left the roadway and struck a car parked in a driveway. It was pushed into a boat, which was also in the driveway. The boat was then pushed into the house and a neighbour's vehicle.

The driver was taken to hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

She has been charged with careless driving.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: automobile; car; cell; cellular; distracteddriving; dwd; text; texting
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1 posted on 06/14/2011 2:59:57 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitty krash ping.


2 posted on 06/14/2011 3:00:58 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- mission accomplished)
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To: Squawk 8888
Umm, Dad? First, I'm OK, but you know that rattle in the door panel? Don't worry about it anymore......
3 posted on 06/14/2011 3:02:53 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Actually the cat was trying to text and she was shooing it off of the keypad.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Squawk 8888

Years ago, my cat threw a truck off the road. Really.


5 posted on 06/14/2011 3:10:59 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Blue Jays
Current efforts to halt people from distracted driving aren't working.
At the very least, texting should be disabled if the device determines current speed to be greater than 5 mph.
A technological solution would naturally need to be uncovered for bus/train riders or for passengers in moving automobiles.
6 posted on 06/14/2011 3:12:21 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Squawk 8888

But how is the cat?


7 posted on 06/14/2011 3:13:48 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Squawk 8888

Is the cat ok?


8 posted on 06/14/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: Squawk 8888
Too many distracted drivers these days. The other day I saw a lady in the lane next to me talking on her cell phone and putting on make-up.

I was so irritated that I nearly cut myself shaving!

9 posted on 06/14/2011 3:15:30 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Squawk 8888

So is the cat okay?


10 posted on 06/14/2011 3:25:26 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: Squawk 8888

It’s not often that you get to knock a boat into someone’s house with your car.

Smart cat!


11 posted on 06/14/2011 3:25:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Actually the cat was trying to text and she was shooing it off of the keypad.”

Maybe it was one of Weiner’s ‘kittys’....(eye roll)! lol


12 posted on 06/14/2011 3:29:29 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Most peculiar, It's amazing how each new step forward in evolution selects the best for survival in the current environment.

13 posted on 06/14/2011 3:38:26 PM PDT by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Squawk 8888

Should have let the cat do the texting...


14 posted on 06/14/2011 3:38:52 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Squawk 8888

A kid around where I live was texting while driving and was killed.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 3:45:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Ken H
I was at a stoplight a few years ago and the woman in front of me was brushing her teeth. I couldn't believe it. I sat there wondering if she was going to lower her window for a giant spit when she was done. Nope, I guess she swallowed it. I never saw her take a drink of water either.
16 posted on 06/14/2011 3:46:38 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Right Wing Assault
Unlucky for the neighbor kid.
Hope no innocent people were hurt.
17 posted on 06/14/2011 3:59:38 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Squawk 8888

Saturday, I saw a youth riding a scooter on a busy street and texting. Many of todays youth have no survival instinct that I can see.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 4:11:21 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: Cicero

I wonder if the cat’s name was Toonces?


19 posted on 06/14/2011 4:13:22 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Squawk 8888
"Honest, officer. Teh teenager wuz drivin!"


20 posted on 06/14/2011 4:14:37 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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