Teen who crashed car while using snapchat charged with felony
Crystal McGee is accused of driving 107 mph in a 55-mph speed limit zone, while using the Snapchat speed filter.
The filter allows users to share how fast they're traveling while they take a photo. The 19-year-old was allegedly trying to capture herself moving at more than 100 mph.
The victim who was struck by McGee spent five weeks in intensive care for a traumatic injury after the accident. He is pressing charges against both the teen and Snapchat to pay for his medical bills.
McGee suffered injuries and posted photos of herself in the ambulance to Snapchat as well.
The victim's attorney said, "This is a product liability case because Snapchat put something very dangerous in the marketplace without any warnings or safeguards, and basically said, whatever happens, happens."
McGee is being charged with serious injury by vehicle -- a felony charge -- as well as driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving and speeding more than 35 mph over the speed limit. The latter charges are all misdemeanors.
Snapchat has said they have found evidence in McGee's activity logs that she had not been using the app around the time of the crash, but the company would not comment on the criminal charges.
By Amanda Kabbabe/Rob Smith for Veuer