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August 27, 2013

Answering the phone results in crash, authorities say

A Sacramento man was hurt when his car overturned near San Andreas Monday, authorities said. According to the California Highway Patrol, Jacob Plummer, 20, was driving a 2012 Nissan Rouge north on Little John Road Copper Cove Drive at about 7:30 a.m. when his phone rang and he went to answer it, using a hands-free device.

A Sacramento man was hurt when his car overturned near San Andreas Monday, authorities said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Jacob Plummer, 20, was driving a 2012 Nissan Rouge north on Little John Road Copper Cove Drive at about 7:30 a.m. when his phone rang and he went to answer it, using a hands-free device.

“While he diverted his attention from driving he allowed his vehicle to drift off to the right and off the roadway edge,” the CHP said in a news release.

Plummer then swerved to the left, off the road, and lost control of the car, which overturned several times and came to rest on top of a fence. Plummer suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital in Sonora for treatment.

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