UPDATE: Slow driver on cell phone starts Wyoming crash | News
WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A serious crash this morning on Clyde Park Avenue was started with a driver on a cell phone.
Wyoming Police were called to Clyde Park Avenue at about 26th Street at about 9:30am on a rollover crash.
Witnesses told police that Cesareo Garcia-Maltos, 20, was driving his pickup truck slowly in the curb lane, southbound on Clyde Park and was talking on a cell phone. Drivers behind Garcia-Maltos became irritated with this. "I was driving down the street and he was doing 15 miles and hour, on his cell phone," says Shaniqua Glover.
When Glover passed Garcia-Maltos on the left, witnesses say Garcia-Maltos became irritated at "the look" from the passing driver, and accelerated to cut that driver off. "Once I passed him, he had a grumpy attitude. He tried to do road rage and tried to pass back in front of me but he couldn't, cause there was traffic in front of him," says Glover.
In the process, the rear of his pickup truck clipped the front end of Glover's vehicle. He lost control of the truck, causing it to roll several times and land in the front lawn of a home.
Garcia-Maltos was pinned in the truck and had to be extricated by the fire department. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.
Garcia-Maltos was cited for for Reckless Driving and Driving without an Operators License. Police say alcohol was not a factor.
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