01/14/2014 04:14 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Here's Why You Should NEVER Text While Driving (VIDEO)

A frightening dashcam video has captured just how dangerous it can be to text while driving.

According to police, 23-year-old Michael Woody had been texting and driving around Fort Myers, Fla., in the wee hours of Saturday morning when he careened off the road and crashed into a tree, flipping his car over in the process.

"This person had no control. [He] went from driving in the left lane to crashing in seconds," police spokesman Lt. Victor Medico told CBS affiliate WINK-TV, adding that the incident was "very scary."

NBC affiliate reports that Woody was not seriously hurt in the crash, which was captured by the dashboard camera of a police car that had been following the young man's swerving car.

Woody was reportedly cited for careless driving and texting while driving.

“Texting and driving is a serious epidemic. We hope [this video] is a wake-up call to those that text and drive," Medico told WINK-TV.



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