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A Close Call. Was that Text Important?


October 3, 2019


Staff Writer

According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured each day due to distracted driving.

Last Wednesday I was a split second from becoming part of those statistics.

I was driving on Route 866 from Martinsburg to Williamsburg when a vehicle came over the crest of the hill and veered into my lane and headed straight toward me.

The speed limit on that stretch of road is 45 miles per hour, which is what I was going, and I assume the other vehicle was doing the same.

My first thought was that the driver would realize they w...

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