Texting Driver Who Hit Bicyclist: "I Just Don't Care"

A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist and injured his spine told police she has some regrets—about the dents in her car.

According to phone records, 21-year-old Kimberley Davis was texting with seven different phone numbers as she drove her vehicle through Koroit, a small town in western Victoria, Australia. Local police say she used her phone behind the wheel 44 times during the trip.

Around 7:20 pm, she struck a bicyclist from behind, apparently failing to see the warning lights that he had placed on the front and back of his bike. Although she called emergency responders, the cyclist said she refused to render him assistance and left him lying on the side of the road.

According to the Standard, she also had some choice statements for responding police.

"I just don't care because I've already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it."

"I'm kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car. I don't agree that people texting and driving could hit a cyclist. I wasn't on my phone when I hit the cyclist."

Davis was fined $4,500 and lost her license for nine months. In addition to some minor injuries, the cyclist suffered a spinal fracture requiring surgery and the use of a spinal cage.

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