Why you shouldn't text and drive

September 12, 2013 6:42:28 AM PDT
A suburban Washington DC woman now knows all about the danger of texting while driving.

The Charles County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office reports the woman lost control of her car and ended up in a lake.

The woman told authorities she was texting behind the wheel.

The 25-year-old driver managed to escape from her car through a window.

Officials say she didn't have any visible signs of being hurt, but was taken to a hospital for observation.

Deputies are investigating and say charges are pending.