WKMG Anchor Injured in Crash Caused by Texting Driver

By Mark Joyella 

Orlando anchor Matt Austin is recovering from injuries he received when he was rear-ended by a driver who was texting at the wheel.

“So…I’m sitting at a red light minding my own business when all of a sudden I hear a very loud crash…I wake up a few seconds later with the feeling of water dripping down the back of my neck. Actually it was my own blood,” Austin wrote on Facebook. “Turns out somebody couldn’t wait till the end of their drive to send that all important text message. For my troubles I received 10 staples and a pretty nasty concussion.

Austin, an evening anchor at CBS affiliate WKMG, said he thought he’d be angry, but he’s not. “I have this overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I’m grateful my baby wasn’t in the car seat that slammed violently into the back of my head. I’m grateful that I get to come home to my beautiful wife and three daughters.”