It is widely known that texting while driving is a dangerous behavior that increases the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Despite this, many individuals can't resist reaching for their phone to read, and sometimes even respond, to a text when they hear the telltale "ding" or buzz reporting a new message. The problem is rampant throughout the nation. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported distracted drivers caused crashes that led to the deaths of 3,179 people.
Two New Jersey women were killed and three people were injured in a crash in East Greenwich on April 26. The accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Interstate 295.