May 1, 2014 5:39 pm

Driver reaching for cell phone causes four vehicle crash in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP

RCMP say a driver reaching for his cell phone caused a four vehicle crash on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old man was driving on Mt. Seymour Parkway when he reached for his cell phone which had fallen into the centre console of his 2005 Chevrolet Uplander.

The distraction caused the driver to swerve right and crash into a parked vehicle. This caused a chain reaction, and a total of four vehicles were damaged. Two of them had to be towed away.

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“Fortunately no one was injured in this dramatic collision,” said Sgt. Dave Drewers of the North Vancouver RCMP Traffic Unit.

“The consequences could have been much more serious if the driver had swerved left on the busy roadway. This is another striking reminder not to engage with your cell phone will driving.”

The driver received a $368 fine for driving without due care and attention. He was not seriously injured.

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