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N.J. court: Text sender can be held liable in crash

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A New Jersey court says a person who knowingly sends a text to a driver can share liability if the driver causes an accident.

Tuesday’s ruling came in the case of a couple severely injured when their motorcycle was hit by a teenager who was texting while driving in 2009.

The injured couple settled their lawsuit against the driver for $500,000. They also sued his girlfriend, who sent him a text message.

The appeals court says someone who texts a motorist can potentially be liable if the sender knew the recipient would view the text while driving.

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