Overland Park crash highlights distracted driving

October 17, 2019 - 3:06 pm

Overland Park, KS - Earlier this week, a surveillance camera captured a rear-end crash on Metcalf Ave. at W. 77th Street.

The video captures traffic slowing and a car running into the back and under the car in front.

Want to see a classic case of distracted driving check this out. C'mon people wake up! Is any text message important enough for this? @OverlandPark_PD pic.twitter.com/CJ5JtU8az9

— Frank Donchez (@OPPD_Chief) October 16, 2019

Overland Park police shared the video to drive home the message about being distracted while driving. 

I know when there's adverse conditions such as ice on the roadway or snow, we get that," says Lacy. "But if you are running through a red light you're not paying attention. Run a stop sign and 't-bone' another vehicle... that's not paying attention. We see people on their cell phones, an epidemic almost."

Officer John Lacy says 70% of the crashes in town are caused by distracted drivers.

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