THP: Driver texts and 'dives' into water

Published: Apr. 27, 2018 at 10:24 AM EDT
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The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a driver out of Lincoln County, Tennessee went into a body of water after hitting a bridge while texting.

THP posted about the incident on their Twitter account yesterday.

According to officials, the driver of the older model Ford Mustang was traveling on Childress Road when the accident occurred. They were texting and drove into a concrete bridge and landed in the water. THP said the driver was transported to Lincoln Medical with an ankle injury.

THP used this opportunity to remind citizens to "focus on the road and not on your phone."