Cop Crashes Car Due To BlackBerry Use?
on 8 Apr 2009 09:50 am EDT
Here is a little humor to brighten up everyone's day, mixed in with a few words of caution for all you drivers that happen to be BlackBerry users as well. Mauricio over at BlackBerryRocks! found this tidbit of news regarding a police chief, his BlackBerry and an accident that happened. Oops!
The police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a minor traffic accident that happened while he was checking his BlackBerry in his unmarked police car.
The city summed it up Thursday in a news release that began “Federal Way Police Chief Brian Wilson is mortified.” Apparently Wilson stopped for a red light on March 18 and glanced down at his BlackBerry to view newspaper headlines and e-mails. He then took his foot off the brake and collided with the car in front of him.
The Seattle Times reports no one was injured and the cars weren’t damaged. Still, City Manager Neal Beets gave Wilson a verbal reprimand. The police chief says he takes full responsibility.
It just goes to show no matter what laws may be in place you really can't stop the addiction of that darn blinking red light and while there is humor in it being a police chief at the root cause of this one, don't berry and drive folks, it's dangerous (and not funny) for you and others out there.
[ BBrocks via AZ StarNet ]