The driver of a car that hit three Oregon high school students on Jan. 15 was allegedly recording a video with her cell phone at the time of the accident, and did not have her hands on the wheel, reports The Oregonian.
Elizabeth Rachel Dove, 23, of Gresham, Ore., was arrested on March 4. She is charged with three counts of assault, five counts of reckless endangerment and one count of reckless driving.
The Oregonian reports that in a 19-second long clip on Dove’s cellphone recorded just before the crash, the device is in her left hand and she can be seen gesturing at her young son with her right hand.
The three injured girls, between 14 and 15-years-old, were at a crosswalk near their high school. They survived the crash, but all sustained broken bones and other injuries.
The father of one of the victims told CBS affiliate KOIN that the crash caused an injury to his daughter’s leg that will likely affect her for the rest of her life.