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.
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