Woman Texting While Walking Gets Hit by Car

Published 05/21 2012 10:37AM

Updated 08/22 2012 01:03PM

A 22-year-old woman is recovering at a Fort Worth hospital after being struck by a car on Highway 183 approximately one mile north of May, according to Department of Public Safety officials.

The woman was walking home just after midnight on Wednesday morning and was struck as she was text messaging, DPS officials report. According to the trooper, no alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

Emergency responders say the woman had lacerations to her head and hips at the time of the accident. DPS officials state that the woman was very lucky, having mostly bruises and "road rash" but that most of her injuries were to her face.

She was transported by AirEvac helicopter to the Fort Worth hospital where she underwent plastic surgery on Thursday, officials say.

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