Indiana Man Claims He Blacked Out During Car Crash

Texting while driving may have caused an Indiana man to crash his car into a building.A 21-year-old Indiana man learned about the dangers of texting and driving first hand after he crashed through a building after allegedly answering a text message and blacking out, according to the Palladium-Item.

Lucas Harrison of Connersville told police he was texting and driving while heading south on Chester Boulevard. Although he told the newspaper he remembers answering a text about four minutes before authorities said they received a call about his accident, he reportedly blacked out and does not know how he lost control of his vehicle.

"I really wish I remembered what happened, but I don't," he said.

The car crashed into Grandview Medical Equipment, went through the store and came to rest in the parking lot located in the back of the building. The news source said no one was injured.

Texting while driving is illegal in 34 states and Washington, D.C. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that using a cell phone while driving, even if it is hands free, can impair a driver as much as having a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.