Turns out enjoying the golden goodness that are McDonald’s french fries may do more than clog your arteries and pack on the pounds, reaching for the fries while you’re driving can be downright distracting. A teen in Massachusetts had to find this out the hard way.
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — State police say a Massachusetts teenager was reaching into a bag of fast food on her lap when her car collided with a trooper’s cruiser over the weekend.
Authorities allege a car driven by 18-year-old Tia Grover, of Westfield, went through a flashing red light at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday just before she was struck by the cruiser driven by Trooper Daniel Moran, who had a flashing yellow light.
A state police spokesman tells The Republican (HTTP://BIT.LY/STTSB4 ) that evidence suggests Grover was eating from a McDonald’s bag. Police say she told investigators that she doesn’t remember how the accident occurred.
Grover has been cited for failure to yield to a traffic signal, failure to wear a seat belt, and impeded operation of a motor vehicle for having food in her lap.
Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican,HTTP://WWW.MASSLIVE.COM/NEWS/