FORT MYERS, Fla. (WINK) - A crash caught on camera that even surprised officers, until they learned the driver was texting.
"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 23-year-old Michael Woody admitted he was texting behind the wheel when officers caught him driving erratically from Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard onto MLK, 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 was going on in front of him. Just shows you how quickly distracted driving can take you off the roadway."
The driver wasn't hurt, but he was cited for careless driving and texting while driving.