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Police release alarming crash video to warn of texting and driving

The video is a sobering reminder of what can happen.
/ Source: TODAY

Police in Berlin, Mass., have released dashcam footage of a woman crashing her car while she was texting and driving.

An officer was behind the motorist and had to swerve to avoid hitting her when she crashed into a utility pole.

The woman, who received a citation, managed to avoid serious injury, walking away with only a cut on her head.

Police say it released the video in the hopes it can save lives.