Distracted driver hits motorcyclist, continues her phone chats while driving away from scene (video)

Billy MacLellan was travelling north on Avenue Road on his motorcycle last month when he was hit by the driver, who appeared to be on her phone. MacLellan wasn’t hurt and the motorist apologized profusely before driving off.

MacLellan felt the driver didn’t quite understand how much worse the collision could have been.

“I said to her at one point, ‘You could have killed me,’ because I felt like she wasn’t taking it serious,” he said. “She said, ‘I swear on my life I’ll never do it again.’ And I believed her.”

But by sheer coincidence, he caught up to her a few minutes later near Oriole Parkway and Eglinton Avenue and was shocked by what he saw.

“I’m driving beside her passenger window and she still doesn’t recognize me because she hasn’t looked up from her phone in about the last 40 seconds,” he said. “I honked my horn at her and she dropped her phone like a hot potato.” 

MacLellan posted the incident on his Facebook and it went viral.

Judging from the video the driver’s conversation must have been a really important one, for her not to care that she already almost killed someone on motorcycle, and could have taken someone else’s life.