Ebony Clarke, a mom in Philadelphia who was already worried about her injured child, was shocked to find the driver of the ambulance rushing her and her son to the hospital texting while behind the wheel. She recorded the distracted driver and posted the video to WPVI's Facebook Page, telling the news station she and her son were on their way to the hospital to get stitches after he cut his head while playing with cousins. While comforting her young son Clarke noticed the driver of the ambulance scrolling through screen after screen on his smartphone, all while speeding down busy streets. Clarke claims the driver never took his eyes completely off of his phone.

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said he was disgusted when he saw the video. He told ABC 6 that driver's are trained never to take their eyes off the road. Sawyer said this driver will be found and officially reprimanded. "As the fire commissioner, I want to apologize to her personally because this is not what we train our medics to do," Sawyer said.

Texting while driving is definitely a threat to everyone on the road. In the US, 3,154 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013; a 6.7-percent decrease in the number of fatalities recorded in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the rate of people being injured is going up. Distracted driving crashes injured 424,000 people in 2013, which is an increase from the 421,000 people who were injured the year prior.


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