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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Distracted driver causes crash

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ONTARIO, CANADA (WKOW) -- A Canadian couple experience the dangers of distracted driving first, and caught it all on video.

Ralph Ireland and his wife Ifka Falipovich were out for a drive on Saturday when out of nowhere a truck pulled out in front of them causing a major crash. No one was seriously hurt, and the other driver took full responsibility for the crash.

He was charged with failure to yield to traffic, but upon further review of the dashcam video Ireland had rolling in his truck that day, they noticed the driver was on his cell phone.

"It definitely looks like he's on his cell phone and it definitely look likes he's looking down," Ireland says. "He's not looking out toward us; He's not even looking out the front windshield."

The couple showed the video to police who say this is a classic example of how an investigation can turn on a dime. Ontario police recently announced that the leading cause of death on roads there isn't impaired driving or speeding, but distracted driving.

"If you're driving drive and if you need to talk on a cell phone, pull over and stop," Sgt. Pierre Chamberland of the Ontario Provincial police says. "If you need to change the channel on the radio, just pull over and stop because it's not worth it."


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