Frampton immediately took the driver of the other vehicle to task for what he claimed was a blatant collision caused by texting and driving. Frampton claimed on twitter the female driver of the vehicle which collided with the rear of car was not paying attention to the road ahead because she was using an electronic device, in violation of California’s ban on distracted driving. No charges have yet been filed and we only know Frampton’s side of the story:
“Texting woman driver just ran into back of me while I was stationary in traffic 101 freeway,” he wrote. “Can u say whiplash? People put the phones down!”
Frampton, who is set to play six shows this month on his “Grin and Bear It Tour,” said he was hurt in the crash and would head to the hospital to get checked out.
“Back and neck not good,” he wrote. “Going to ER after my flight today.”
Texting while driving has been illegal in California since 2009.
The British-born rock legend, best-known for his mega-selling live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” suggested he likely feels well enough to keep his show on the road, tweeting a link to a concert poster amid his fury over his fellow driver.
“I’m ‘Grinning and Bearing’ the tour already and it hasn’t even started yet! Ouch!!!” he wrote.