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Crash caused by driver on the phone

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A driver uses his smart phone while in traffic in Encinitas, California December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake
A driver uses his smart phone while in traffic in Encinitas, California December 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- A Thursday crash involving three vehicles on Wausau’s Grand Avenue was caused by inattentive driving. The 30-year-old driver of a sport utility vehicle at fault was looking down at his cellphone when he rear ended a Toyota Prius, and pushed it into another SUV at about six o’clock in the evening.

Wausau police say the driver is the fourth person to receive a citation in the city for using a mobile device while driving. All four of them were involved in crashes. Police have also issued over 150 warnings for violating the new ordinance that went into effect in February.

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