Distracted driver hits turning vehicle

23:48, Jun 08 2014

A Timaru motorist has found out the hard way why people should not drive while texting, police say.

The 23-year-old man was driving on Wai-iti Rd about 6.50pm yesterday when the car he was following stopped to turn right.

Allegedly distracted while texting, the man failed to stop and drove into the back of the turning car.

No-one was injured in the crash.

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The Timaru Herald