Driver crashes car after attempting to remotely turn houselights on while driving

Oct 30 2017, 10:06 pm

In what might be one of the weirder car accident backstories, a North Vancouver driver found out the hard way that it is in fact easier (and safer) to simply wait until you’re home and safely out of your vehicle to turn the lights on inside your home.

The driver’s learning experience took place on Indian River Drive this past Friday at approximately 9:30 pm.

While still a few block from her home, the driver decided she would try to turn the lights on in her home remotely using a smartphone app.

In attempting to do this, the woman “became┬ádistracted, driving into a nearby steep ditch, flipping the vehicle on its side,” said North Vancouver RCMP Corporal Richard De Jong.

Fortunately, the driver was not hurt and she admitted to police what she had done to cause the accident.

The 71-year-old driver was then issued a ticket for driving while using an electronic device.

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