On Wednesday, October 26th, 19-year-old Miranda Kay Rader, a student at Texas A&M University was attempting to send her boyfriend a topless photo of herself via Snapchat. As she was trying to send the photo, she smashed into the back of a Bryan Police Department patrol car.
According to a report from the Bryan Police Department, Rader was arrested of a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. The report stated that police officer, John Sartell was disturbed when he heard a car slam hard on the brakes and crash. He turned around to find Radar’s SUV collided into the back of his patrol car.
When Sartell approached Radar, her bra was unhooked and she was attempting to put her shirt back on. There was an open bottle of wine in the cup holder of her center console. Radar revealed that she was trying to take a Snapchat picture to send to her boyfriend. She was on her way home from a friend’s house where she had been drinking wine.
Fortunately, there were no injuries caused by this accident. There are a number of car accident lawyers that have offered legal services for those that have been injured due to the negligence of another driver that is using Snapchat while driving. It seems to be the case that more and more high school and college students are using Snapchat while in a vehicle or, even worse, driving a vehicle.
While this is one of the first Snapchat car accidents that has been reported at a major college or university, we are likely to hear about more and more.
Texas A&M is in College Station, Texas which is a few hours for the largest city in the state, Houston. That said, it is not uncommon for college students or others to seek legal counsel from a lawyer that has an office in the largest city in a particular state. Mr. Mario Madrid, a distinguished Houston car accident lawyer, has a large presence not only in Houston, but throughout the state, even in College Station. He has worked on a number of cases that involved Snapchat as the culprit for the accident.