A mother has been was arrested after she hit 3 girls while they were crossing the street at a crosswalk, and while she was at the same time taking video of her baby while on the wheel. Odd news Blog has more:
Police said that Elizabeth Rachel Dove, 23, of Oregon, who struck 3 teenagers with her car, was distracted because she was taking a video of her baby while driving behind the wheel.
Dove faces charges of third-degree assault, recklessly endangering and reckless driving. The teenagers were on their way home from Centennial High School in Gresham, when they were struck and injured.
Phone records show that Dove was on the phone, texting and driving before the accident. Video recovered from her phone showed a clip of her young son in the front passenger seat. Investigators determined that Dove hit the teens 1.42 seconds after recording the video.
When the teens entered the crosswalk, Dove did not have her hands on the wheel, according to court documents. Police said that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.