- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Police say a driver was texting when he slammed head-on into a tractor-trailer, ripping the engine out of his car.

No one was seriously injured in Monday’s crash that South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka calls an “everyday tragedy just waiting to happen.”

Police say 33-year-old Pava Dama was texting when he crossed into the other lane and hit the tractor-trailer. His engine ended up 20 feet (6 meters) away from the wreck.

Dama was ticketed for careless driving, failure to maintain the lane, crossing a double yellow line and using a cellphone while driving.

The police chief says he’s not sure what was so critical that a driver would take his eyes off the road and hit a tractor-trailer.


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