Charges dropped against N.J. woman in ‘texting and driving’ case

    A judge in Morris County, New Jersey ruled Friday on a texting and driving case that has been closely watched.


    The case involved Shannon Colonna, a New Jersey woman that sent a text to Kyle Best, who was also driving. Just seconds after responding to the text, Best was involved in a tragic accident with a motorcycle. The driver and passenger of the motorcycle each had to have a part of their legs amputated.

    Best then sued Colonna for sending the original text.

    The attorney for the injured motorcyclists argued unsuccessfully that Colonna was “electronically present” at the scene of the accident, reported

    The judge ruled that the original Colonna was not liable for the Best’s actions, comparing the distraction to looking at a billboard, or GPS unit.

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