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Mother hits 3 girls in crosswalk while taking video of her baby while driving

By Mason White 10:11 AM March 23, 2015
Elizabeth Rachel Dove 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A mother was arrested after she hit 3 girls while they were crossing the street at a crosswalk.

Police said that Elizabeth Rachel Dove, 23, of Oregon, who struck 3 teenagers with her car, was distracted because she was taking a video of her baby while driving behind the wheel.

Dove faces charges of third-degree assault, recklessly endangering and reckless driving.

The teenagers were on their way home from Centennial High School in Gresham, when they were struck and injured.

Phone records show that Dove was on the phone, texting and driving before the accident. Video recovered from her phone showed a clip of her young son in the front passenger seat. Investigators determined that Dove hit the teens 1.42 seconds after recording the video.

When the teens entered the crosswalk, Dove did not have her hands on the wheel, according to court documents. Police said that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.