Park City driver hits tree after reaching for cell phone
A Park City woman admitted that reaching for her cell phone caused her to smash into a tree on a Snyderville Basin road Monday evening, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The 32-year-old woman was transported to Park City Medical Center with multiple facial injuries. No one was in the car with her at the time and no other vehicles were involved. Another driver reported the accident.
At about 6 p.m., the woman said she reached for her cell phone after it had fallen to the floorboard. She then left the roadway, striking a large tree on Parley’s Lane, north of Interstate 80. She was not wearing a seatbelt and her the airbags did not deploy.
Sgt. Ron Bridge said an investigation is ongoing. However, he said the driver could be cited for distracting driving, calling it a "definite possibility."
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