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Lesson to Kids: Dr. Frank Ryan Was Texting Prior to His Death

By Emma Brady |

Plastic surgeon to the stars, Dr. Frank Ryan, posted a Twitter message and was texting just prior to his fatal car accident.

California Highway Patrol investigators have reportedly told the surgeon’s family that he was distracted while posting on Twitter at time of the accident.

That last post reads, “ Border collie jill surveying the view from atop the sand dune,” and was posted at 6:10 PM last night.

His dog, Jill, was accompanying Ryan in the car when he drove off a cliff in Malibu.  Jill survived the crash and sustained injuries to her head, eye, and paw.

More heartbreaking is the twitter post from just a half hour earlier:

“After 25 years of driving by, I finally hiked to the top of the giant sand dune on the pch west of malibu. Much harder than it looks! Whew!”

While texting is one of the elements the Highway Patrol is considering, the ultimate cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Dr. Ryan is best known as the surgeon who performed several surgeries on Heidi Montag and has a well established celebrity clientele including Vince Neil, Gene Simmons, Adrianne Curry and Lorenzo Lamas.

Definitely a lesson to us all to put those phones away when driving.

Photo: PR Photos

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Emma Brady

Emma Brady is the founder of Celebrity Moms and a former contributing writer for Babble. During her offline time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, dog, and cat in beautiful Minneapolis.

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0 thoughts on “Lesson to Kids: Dr. Frank Ryan Was Texting Prior to His Death

  1. Leila says:

    this is tragic. the world lost a great doctor yesterday. It’s almost ridiculous to think the he drove off a cliff because he was tweeting about a dog, i mean really?! was it that important?! luckily i don’t have to worry about driving off cliffs with SMSreplier downloaded on my android (you can get it to at its pretty sexy). this should be used as a learning tool for the uneducated and a reminder for everyone else. My heart goes out to his friends and family. God bless.

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