Girl driving while texting hits cyclist: “I just don’t care”

Motorists caught texting and driving in Manitoba will soon be hit with demerits, provincial officials announced Friday. (CBC)

Texting while driving is so totally wrong.

But according to 21-year-old Kimberly Davis, it’s totally not her fault.

Davis, who according to phone records was texting with seven different people while driving her vehicle through Koroit, Australia, slammed into a cyclist from behind, severely injuring him. Local police say she used her phone 44 times while driving during the trip.

It happened at about 7:20 p.m.

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Apparently the warning lights that had been placed on the front and back of the cyclist’s bike were invisible to Davis.

“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” Davis told police, according to The Standard.

She was apparently "pissed off that the cyclist hit the side of her car."

Davids actually did call emergency responders, even though the cyclist claims she refused to help him. He claims she just left him on the side of the road.

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“I don’t agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn’t on the phone when I hit the cyclist,” Davis said.

Originally charged with 47 offences for each time she used her phone while driving, Davis was fined a total $4,500 and her license was suspended for nine months.

The cyclist, who was originally told he could be left paralyzed for life, suffered a spinal fracture requiring surgery and placement in a spinal cage at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital.

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