A bill advancing in Trenton would make it easier for prosecutors to obtain convictions for vehicular homicide or assault by auto against a person who illegally uses a cell phone while driving and, as a result, kills or injures someone.
Although the lawsuit was dismissed, there has been much debate over the last few weeks as to whether or not someone could be liable for sending a text message to a driver that results in the driver getting into an accident.
We all know texting and driving is dangerous and if you're like me, you get sick of hearing about it, but officials in Hunterdon County are giving you a way out if you get stopped 'LOL-ing' behind the wheel.
Shannon Colonna is being sued for sending a text message to Kyle Best that he read while driving and caused an accident which resulted in a couple each losing their left leg. This case, if successful could turn the world of texting on it’s ear.
In September of 2009 a 19 year old driver checked his phone to see who had sent him a text. This caused him to cross into the oncoming lane and crash into a couple on a motorcycle. The accident tore the leg off the man above the knee, and the woman had to have a leg amputated...