18-year-old charged with texting while driving after crash
Teenage passenger taken to hospital with minor injuries
An 18-year-old man has been charged under the Traffic Safety Act for texting while driving after an early morning crash in Saskatoon.
The accident happened at the corner of 22nd Street W. and Fairmont Drive at about 4:30 a.m. CST.
Police say the vehicle had been travelling westbound on 22nd Street W. when it hit a concrete barrier and rolled on its roof.
The driver and another teenage male passenger were not harmed but a 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Police say the driver's smartphone showed he was texting at the time of the crash.
Tougher cellphone restrictions in new year
Saskatchewan's current distracted driving law only penalizes people who use their phones when driving, but that's changing come the new year.
Tougher restrictions on cellphone use will prohibit people from "holding, viewing, using or manipulating" a cellphone while driving.