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I was stopped at a red light near our office and factory, pointed south at the intersection of Grant Line Road and Mt. Tabor Road, a moderately busy intersection in New Albany, Indiana. I happened to be first in line in the left lane, so I had a clear view of the woman in the car across from me, heading the opposite direction.
She was busy texting.
The light turned green for us both, and I proceded through the intersection while she sat at her green light. She was still busy texting.
As I made my way through the intersection, an oncoming car was moving along at a pretty good clip. I could see, as he passed, that he was busy texting.
The screeching of tires cued me to check the sideview mirror just in time to see the ensuing collision, accompanied by the unmistakable sound of metal and plastic ramming into metal and plastic. Like a garbage can full of Legos being dropped from 10 feet onto concrete.