18 Year Old Driver & Passenger Eating French Fries Involved In Collision

Source: Area OPP
Date: Wed May 15 02:54:13 MST 2019

(STAFFA, ON) - On May 13, 2019 at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County detachment, Perth County Paramedic Services and West Perth Fire Department responded to the scene of a single motor vehicle collision which sent two people to hospital.

The collision occurred north of Staffa on Perth Road 180 near Line 26 in the Municipality of West Perth.

The female driver and female passenger were talking and eating french fries while travelling north on Road 180. The driver lost control and the SUV entered the ditch. Both occupants were transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

Maria SCALES, 18-years-old, of Hanover was charged with careless driving.

"Drivers need to be aware that the worst road distractions are spilled drinks or dropped food when a driver tries to clean up the mess. Treating your vehicle like a make-shift dining room is asking for more than a big mess. Eating while driving puts yourself and other motorists at a higher risk of a collision." Inspector Rob Scott, detachment commander Perth County OPP.


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