20-year-old Elizabeth Haley Meyers of Severn was charged with numerous criminal charges after she hit and killed a motorcyclist in Anne Arundel County in Maryland. Among the charges levied were negligent manslaughter by motor vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter, reckless driving, failure to yield right of way, and text messaging while driving.
Jonathan Wesley Roberts, a 30-year-old motorcyclist, was driving his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle on Route 3 when Meyers drove straight into his path. The young girl was texting on her cellphone when the accident occurred and Roberts suffered life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center where he later died.
Cell phone records later confirmed eyewitness accounts that the girl was texting on her phone as the accident occurred. The Anne Arundel State’s Attorney’s Office recently reviewed the case and decided to charged Meyers. She was served an arrest warrant on October 2nd.
This isn’t the first time a texting driver has killed a motorcyclist with their negligence. Texting while driving can increase the likelihood of an accident by 23x. It takes the driver’s attention off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which can lead to devastating and horrific traffic accidents. When motorcyclists are involved—the results can be deadly.
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