Gray Summit

Texting While Driving / Gray Summit
11:54 am
Tue December 13, 2011

NTSB recommends ban on driver cell phone use following Gray Summit pileup

Firefighters work a school bus accident that killed two and injured 38 others in a chain reaction accident near Gray Summit, Mo. on Aug. 5, 2010. It has since been reported that the driver in the initial collision of the pileup was texting while driving.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Federal accident investigators recommended states ban the use of cell phones and other electronic devices by all drivers except in emergencies.

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Texting While Driving / Gray Summit
4:08 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Driver was texting in traffic pileup near Gray Summit last year

(via Flickr/MrJasonWeaver)

Federal safety investigators say a 19-year-old driver was texting at the time his pickup truck, two school buses and a tractor-trailer truck collided in a deadly pileup on an interstate highway in Missouri last year.

The National Transportation Safety Board released the information Monday. The board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to hear the results of an investigation into the accident near Gray Summit and make safety recommendations.

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