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WATCH: Texting and driving crash caught on camera

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Police in Fort Myers saw the dangers of texting and driving first-hand.

An officer saw a car swerving and slowing down, so he turned on the dash cam and followed it.

The car then sped up, crossed the right lane, went over the sidewalk, hit a sign, crashed into a tree and flipped over.

Fortunately, the driver was able to crawl out of the car and was not seriously hurt.

He was charged with careless driving and texting while driving.

Click on the video player to watch the video.

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