Despite the victim still being in a back brace and unable to return to work, a driver was only given a ticket for failing to produce proof of insurance after hitting a cyclist while being distracted by his GPS in early January, according to the Dallas Morning News. 64-year-old Corky Rawdon was cycling in Farmers Branch when he was struck by an SUV; he was taken to Parkland Memorial hospital, where his injuries were diagnosed as a cracked vertebrae in his lower back. Texas is one of the few states left that do not have laws banning texting while driving, though a few North Texas cities have banned it, so despite the serious injury his actions caused, the driver faced no penalty for hitting Rawdon.
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