A Salt River Police Department officer was killed in a crash on the Loop 101 Tuesday.
According to Arizona Department of Public Safety, the officer stopped a vehicle on the Loop 101 around 6 p.m. While out standing with that vehicle, the officer was hit by a passing vehicle, which then hit the vehicle the officer had stopped.
The driver who killed the officer admitted to authorities that he was texting while driving, according to a release Wednesday morning.
TEXTING WHILE DRIVING DO NOT MIX!!!
How long is it going to take for our state legislators to WAKE UP to pass a law that prohibits texting while driving? Can we agree NOW that a real law on the books can and will have a deterrent effect on Arizona’s roads and highways?
This behavior is reckless and dangerous and should not only merit compensatory damages for the family of the officer, but also punitive damages against the texting driver. One way or another, a message needs to be communicated to every driver in Arizona that texting while driving is never acceptable!!!
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