Missed this news item until now –
Alex Rodriguez was involved in a crash while driving his 400,000-dollar Maybach in Tampa. The ace baseball player was said to be arriving at the Yankee spring training camp to address a press conference.
The star was alleged to be texting during the “minor fender bender”, a claim denied by his spokesman, the New York Post reported. The rep added:”There were no injuries and Alex is fine.”
I guess this is what happens when you don’t have Yuri Sucart to drive you around anymore?
Interesting timing, considering this in the Lakeland Ledger yesterday –
The Florida Legislature is expected to consider several bills during its upcoming session that would ban drivers from using their cell phones or texting while driving.
More than a dozen bills are pending in the Florida House and Senate. Some call for a ban on texting, others, a ban on cell phone use entirely.
Several legislators say that despite similar bills’ lack of passage in previous years, the issue of texting while driving is too big to ignore in 2010.
I’m glad no one was hurt in A-Rod’s mishap. But, texting while driving is inconsiderate and irresponsible. Or, should I say it’s young, dumb and naïve? Alex has to learn that there are times to text and there are times not to text. Maybe Kate Hudson had a point, huh?