It's as if he wanted to prove the researchers were right:
Lockport, N.Y., police say tow truck driver Nicholas Sparks was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool, the Associated Press writes.
The driver of the other vehicle suffered head injuries, her passenger suffered wrist injuries and Sparks was treated for neck and back injuries.
The Buffalo News says police "will be seizing (the driver's) two cell phones and will request search warrants for the phone records to verify allegations the driver was talking on the phone."
Virginia Tech researchers this week recommended making it illegal to text and drive. A study they did concluded that texting is among the most dangerous things a driver could be doing.
Update at 12:50 p.m. ET. The AP has posted this "raw video" from the scene: