Hingham: Woman walks away after crash linked to texting


Photo:  Hingham Police

Hingham police say it’s a warning against distracted driving.

They’re blaming texting for a weekend car crash.

The driver, 28-year-old Amanda Barron of Cohasset, admits she was looking at a text message on her phone…when she drifted off the road, across a driveway, hitting a tree.

Barron walked away with only minor injuries.

She was cited for lane violations and for texting while driving.

Under state law, reading a text is considered the same as sending one while driving, which is illegal.


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Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.