A17-year-old Snohomish girl may have been responsible for a head-on Highway 9 car accident near Cathcart on Thursday night due to the negligent use of her cell phone.
The Herald Net of Everett reports the teenager was driving on Highway 9 — the Snohomish-Woodinville Highway — when she crossed the highway centerline near 168th Street SE and hit a Mercedes driven by a 55-year-old Snohomish woman, head-on.
Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.667 “Using a Wireless Communications Device While Driving” prohibits motorists from using a hand-held cell phone while driving. RCW 46.61.668 “Sending, Reading, or Writing a Text Message While Driving” prohibits a motorist from sending, reading or writing a text message while driving. Both offenses are considered primary offenses.
Teenage drivers are strictly prohibited from using a cell phone while driving.
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