LANCASTER – A driver talking on her cell phone, while traveling at a high rate of speed, Tuesday afternoon, clipped the car in front of her and careened out of control before crashing into a tree, witnesses said.
The crash injured the woman’s three-year-old son, authorities said.
The collision happened around 4:30 p.m. on West Avenue J, near 15th Street West, and involved a burgundy Honda Accord and a gray Saturn Aura. Both vehicles were traveling westbound on Avenue J, said deputies on the scene.
“When we crossed 15th [street], I felt the front of her car bump my car,” said the driver of the Saturn Aura. “I looked in my rearview side mirror and her car was flying around, hitting the side of the tree and bouncing off.”
The crash shattered the back windows of the Honda Accord, injuring the woman’s three-year-old son, who was sitting in the back seat.
The child had glass fragments in his face, so he was taken to the hospital for treatment, said deputies on the scene. The woman was shocked, but uninjured in the collision. No other injuries were reported.
The incident is under investigation.