Cell phone involved in infant-injury collision


Four were injured in a Monday afternoon collision on Wax Road in Grayson County.

According to a report filed by Deputy Taylor Logsdon, with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, a truck and an SUV collided along the 7,000 block of Wax Road at just before 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6.

Katherine Steerman, of Cub Run, was driving a 2002 Ford F150 travelling north when she met a 2006 Ford Escape which was travelling south.

Steerman told Logsdon that the two vehicles met in a curve, with the Escape over the line into the northbound lane of traffic, according to documents.

The two vehicles collided head-on, injuring one adult and one child in each vehicle.

Steerman, 33, and a seven-year-old passenger were uninjured; however two other passengers in her vehicle, 45-year-old John Steerman and a 10-year-old were treated at the scene by Grayson County EMS, and taken to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

Lana B. Cottrell, 24, of Clarkson, was operating the Escape and suffered injuries for which she was not treated by emergency personnel. Her one-month-old passenger suffered potential injuries and was treated at the scene before being transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

According to Logsdon’s report, Cottrell admitted to having looked down at her cell phone when the collision took place.

Both the Escape, which was registered to Kevin Cottrell, and the F150, which was registered to Veronica Lindsey, were severely damaged.

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