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Police: Driver drops doughnut, causes car crash in northwest Oklahoma City

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Police said a doughnut played a big factor in a late night crash Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City.

Officers said a driver dropped his doughnut and slammed into an oncoming vehicle.

Drivers often hear about distracted driving, especially when it involves texting and driving, but experts said food can also be a hazard.

It was around 11:30 Tuesday night when the manager at Dunkin' Donuts said the driver placed and received his order.

"I don't like accidents at all, especially when they come here in my store," said Behzad Goli, Dunkin' Donuts manager.

From surveillance video, you can see a worker looking out the drive-through window at the crash that happened right outside the business near N.W. 39th and Amelia.

Police said the driver crashed into a truck that was delivering copies of the Daily Oklahoman.

The truck flipped and rolled on its side.

Both drivers were injured in the crash, and a passenger was transported to the hospital.

Luckily, everyone is expected to be okay.

Behzad Goli said he often encourages customers to drive safe.

"When you get your stuff from an order, check it and drive. Not drive when you're checking it," Goli said.

At Brown's Driving School, experts defined distracted driving as anything that takes your eyes off the road.

"Just get everything finished. When you get in the car, get all your texts done, your calls done. Get all your eating and drinking out of the way and put 100 percent of the attention towards driving the car," said Duane Brown with Brown's Driving School.

It's awareness that could be life-saving and prevent crashes like this one from happening.

"That car is very powerful. It has a lot of weight, and it's a weapon. People have to respect it," said Brown.

It is illegal to text and drive in Oklahoma - that law went into effect on Nov. 1 of last year, violating that law could land you $100 ticket.

Drivers can also be ticketed for distracting driving if an officer observes a driver posing a safety threat to others.