2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS Matthew Bailey, 19, of Newport, seen right talking to Newport Police Department Patrolman David Clevenger, suffered some facial cuts, but no serious injuries, when the 1987 Ford Festiva he was driving, and seen here, rear-ended another vehicle, at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-09-12 06:32:52)
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Matthew Bailey, 19, of 1610 Allen Chapel Road, in Newport, said he took his eyes off the road to look down inside his vehicle to see who was calling him on his vibrating cell phone, causing him to rear-end another vehicle also turning left from Broadway to North Street, on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Bailey said that, about 3:30 p.m., he looked down to see the phone and did not notice that Timothy Lane, 47, of Greeneville, had stopped his 1998 Ford Explorer in front of Bailey's 1987 Ford Festiva.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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