Cell Phone To Blame for Rollover Crash

by WHIZ Reporter on June 26, 2012 at 7:45 am

Authorities say a driver reaching for her cell phone caused a rollover accident on South River Road in Wayne Township.

It happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Trooper Bill Duerson with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said 32-year-old Sara Moore of Philo admitted that she was reaching for her cell phone while heading southbound which caused her to drift off the road.

Duerson said that Moore over-corrected and cut across four lanes of traffic and rolled her blue Dodge Durango into a yard on the northbound side of the road.

Both Moore and her 3-year-old daughter were treated at the scene by Wayne Township Paramedics.

Duerson said Moore was cited for failure to control.