Tow Truck Driver Texts on One Phone, Talks on Another, Hits Car, Crashes into Pool


text-messagePolice said a Buffalo, NY, tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool. Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said 25-year-old Nicholas Sparks of Burt admitted he was texting and talking when his flatbed truck hit the car yesterday morning in Lockport. The truck then crashed through a fence and sideswiped a house before rolling front-end first into an in-ground pool.

The 68-year-old woman driving the car suffered head injuries and was in good condition. Her 8-year-old niece suffered minor injuries.

Sparks was charged with reckless driving, talking on a cell phone and following too closely. It couldn’t be determined this morning if he has a lawyer.

{AP/ Newscenter}


  1. A Texan who tells the truth. A honorable person who should have not been texting, talking, etc. but honorable nevertheless.