A motorist whose car hit a student distracted by Facetime as she crossed a street near her Pennsylvania high school has been charged with vehicular assault and other crimes because prosecutors say he was speeding.
Online court records don't list an attorney for 32-year-old James Clark IV, who was charged Monday by the Montgomery County district attorney's office.
Detectives say the Abington man was driving 46 mph in a 25 mph zone when his car hit 14-year-old Abington Senior High School student Kelly Williams on Aug. 23. The DA says the girl remained hospitalized Monday with kidney and spleen lacerations, a concussion, fractures to her pelvis, leg and vertebra and other injuries.
District Attorney Kevin Steele says Williams was thrown more than 100 feet. Detectives didn't cite her video chatting as a factor in the crash.