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Talking, texting driver crashes

July 31, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Police say a Buffalo-area tow truck driver was juggling two cellphones -- texting on one and talking on another -- when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool in Lockport, N.Y.

Niagara County sheriff's deputies say Nicholas Sparks, 25, of Burt admitted he was texting and talking when his flatbed truck hit a car Wednesday morning. The truck then crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before rolling into the pool.

The car's driver was hospitalized and in good condition.

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