FORT MYERS, FL (WINK/CNN) - A new video demonstrates just how hazardous using your phone behind the wheel can be.
A crash caught on camera surprised officers, until they learned the driver was texting.
"This person had no control. He went from driving in the left lane to crashing within seconds, so very scary," a police officer said. "Pretty incredible. I mean, I can't really imagine any other thing other than maybe a medical instance that looked like someone maybe had a heart attack behind the wheel and lost total control."
Fort Myers police say Michael Woody, 32, admitted he was texting behind the wheel when officers caught him driving erratically, then crashing into a bus stop sign and tree.
The car flipped over, and Woody climbed out to safety.
"Obviously, this person didn't see the police officer behind him, didn't really see what going on in front of him. Just shows you how quickly distracted driving can take you off the roadway," the officer said.
The crash happened just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, January 4.
The driver wasn't hurt, but he was cited for careless driving and texting while driving.
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