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A 16-year-old female crashed her car into a parked pickup while distracted by looking at her cell phone.

Injury accident caused by mobile phone

A two-vehicle accident caused by distracted driving with a mobile device led to a head injury and other minor injuries on Saturday night, July 7. 

Just before 10 p.m., a 16-year-old female of Madrid was traveling southbound on Sherman Avenue in Grant in a 1998 green Ford Mustang when she crashed into a parked 2006 blue Chevy Silverado pickup. 

According to Perkins County Sheriff Jim Brueggeman, the passenger of the Mustang, a 17-year-old male of Grant, carried the female driver to her father’s home nearby after she appeared to be unconscious. She was transported by private vehicle to the Perkins County Hospital.

She sustained head injuries and the passenger sustained minor cuts and swelling to his elbow and hand. 

The driver admitted to using her cell phone before the collision and was cited with careless driving and handheld wireless communication device violation. 

Seatbelts were in use and both airbags deployed.

The car was considered a total loss and the pickup received functional damage. The pickup was unoccupied at the time of the accident. 

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