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Texting driver critically injures man in Alhambra

A woman who was texting while driving struck a man Thursday in Alhambra, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports.

The man, 48, was getting into an SUV on Poplar Boulevard near Westboro Avenue around 1:30 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle veered to the right and hit him, Sgt. Jerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department told the Tribune. The driver admitted to texting while driving.

The man is in critical condition at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center as of Monday, Johnson said. The incident is still under investigation.

Read the full story from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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  1. I AM SOOO TIRED OF TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. It seems to me more women than men still continue texting while driving, and I’ve been in near collisions or as a pedestrian, I’ve been in near hits by drivers texting while driving, with all near incidents being women drivers. I specially see women driving large SUVs and texting. I hope this woman serves jail time for this “accident” and not be left only with a small fine.

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