ABERDEEN, Wash. - A, Aberdeen teen suspected of texting and talking on a cell phone while driving escaped with only minor injuries when speared his windshield with a fence post over the weekend.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said the teen was eastbound on Highway 12 near Aberdeen Lake Road on Saturday when other drivers reported seeing him texting and talking on the phone while driving erratically.
The 18-year-old driver made a U-turn a short time later and then crashed off the side of the highway and into a fence.
Winger said a piece of the fence smashed through pickup truck's windshield and "nearly took his head off," Winger said of the driver.
The teen was taken to Community Hospital with only facial lacerations.