Woman hurt after texting-and-driving crash in Anderson Co., troopers say

ANDERSON CO., S.C. (WSPA) – Troopers say a woman  was hurt after she was hit by a man who was texting.

The accident happened around 7:05 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 29 near Plantation Road, according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Troopers say a Greenville man was traveling south on U.S. 29 in a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer when he crossed the center line and hit a 2016 Ford head-on.

A 66-year-old Belton woman was driving the Ford. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

She had a 14-year-old passenger in the car with her at the time. Luckily, the teen was not hurt in the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet Trailblazer was not injured either. Troopers identified him as Bryan Mullen, 37, of Greenville.

Everyone involved was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Troopers say Mullen was cited for driving left of center and texting while driving.

A spokesman with AnMed Health said the victim is in critical condition as of Wednesday.

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