The Augusta Police Department has shared a powerful message about the dangers of distracted driving on their Facebook page.

The post shows the result of an accident which police say was the result of a distracted driver, who ran into a telephone pole. The post said that the distraction was non-cell phone related, and stressed how important it was to keep your eyes on the road at all times.

It's enough to have to watch the roadway and everything going on around you but when you also do other things inside your vehicle (eating, reading, putting on make up, texting or just "checking your phone") bad things can happen. Don't take your eyes off the road and get there safe and alive.


The police post did not give any information regarding the driver of the vehicle or their condition.