On July 23, Central St. in Berllin was shut down for nearly 10 hours after a distracted driver crashed into a utility pole near Sawyer Hill and Brewer roads.
According to the Berlin Police Dept., the driver was texting and driving.
SEE VIDEO BELOW: Distracted Driver Crashes into Utility Pole
On Monday, Aug. 12, the Berlin PD released a video of the crash from a dashboard cam of the vehicle that was traveling behind the distracted driver. The operator of that vehicle also crashed.
According to Berlin PD, one person received minor injuries and was transported by EMS to a hospital in Worcester. The operator of the rolled vehicle was cited for texting and driving.
The Berlin PD released the video below on Facebook with the following message:
**ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS**
This is video footage of a motor vehicle crash we responded to on July 23rd of this year. We are glad that the operators received only minor injuries. The operator of the sedan was issued a citation for texting while driving.
We want to remind everyone about the serious outcomes that can result from texting and driving, being distracted by any other means, or impairment from drugs or alcohol.
This video is meant to be an educational release and inappropriate/ derogatory comments will be removed. Please use this as a self reminder, or to show your family & friends. The text, email, Facebook, Snapchat Message can wait- it is not worth your life or the life of another person. #drivenowtextlater
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