Teacher hospitalized after texting crash

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John Meyer (from WHOTV.com)

A Des Moines teacher is recovering after Polk County deputies say a teen driver hit him while texting and driving.

Garton Elementary School teacher John Meyer was hospitalized in serious condition. 

Deputies say Meyer was biking along a two lane highway north of Ankeny Friday night when the vehicle hit him from behind.  The crash report shows the teen driver at the wheel was sending a text message at the time of the accident. 

Deputies haven’t announced any charges against the teen.


(thanks to our sister station WHO-TV for this report)