Live

Watch CBSN Live

McDonald's meal, hungry driver, blamed for collision with Mass. state trooper

A person is seen texting while driving.
Mass. state police blame a distracted driver reaching into a bag of food for a collision with a state trooper CBS

(CBS/AP) WESTFIELD, Mass. - Drinking and driving, texting and driving...eating McDonald's and driving...

That last one is what state police in Massachusetts are pointing to in the case of a teenager who crashed her car into a state trooper's cruiser over the weekend, apparently while reaching into a bag of fast food on her lap.

Authorities allege a car driven by 18-year-old Tia Grover, of Westfield, went through a flashing red light at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday just before she was struck by the cruiser driven by Trooper Daniel Moran, who had a flashing yellow light.

A state police spokesman tells The Republican newspaper that evidence suggests Grover was eating from a McDonald's bag. Police say she told investigators that she doesn't remember how the accident occurred.

Grover was cited for failure to yield to a traffic signal, failure to wear a seat belt, and impeded operation of a motor vehicle for having food in her lap.

More proof that Michelle Obama is right about the hazards of McDonald's?

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.