HYANNIS – According to Barnstable Police at the scene, a texting driver, identified as William Hellwig, 21, of Marstons Mills, was seriously injured after his car collided with a large pickup truck at the intersection of Yarmouth Road and Ferndoc Street in Hyannis, Wednesday, December 1, 2010 around 4:45 p.m.
The impact of the accident caused the pickup truck to crash into a furniture warehouse building causing damage to a large section of wall.
It is unknown at this time if the driver of the pickup truck was injured.
A section of the roadway was shut down for over an hour as police cleared the scene.
A texting while driving ban began in Massachusetts on September 30 of this year.