Here's why you shouldn't text and drive

Here's why you shouldn't text and drive
Next time you feel the urge to fire off a missive via text while you are behind the wheel, consider the plight of Colorado's Christina Jahnz. Christina had just dropped off her daughter at Middle School when she sent a voice text to a friend. That meant that she took her eyes off the road. Although she claims that it was only for a "split second," that was enough time for her to crash into a guard rail. She ended up impaled by a pole in her buttocks and thigh.

Rescuers had to saw off both ends of the pole before transporting her to the hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery. "I went into surgery and I lost count of the stitches after 40."

Let this be a warning to those who continue to pick up their handset while operating their car. You might have been able to get away with it before, but you never know when it is your time to be embarrassed on the evening news. And that is if you survive. After all, Jahnz almost bought the farm.  "They said if it had gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out," she said. She also had one last thing to say to those who usually operate their vehicle while using their phone. "It's devastating knowing that I could have prevented it to begin with. I just hope my story helps to save the lives of others. Don't text and drive."



source: YouTube via DailyNews

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15 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I honestly don't want to be that guy, but I have little sympathy for victims like this. Common sense isn't as widespread as one would think.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, common sense is not so common.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh God, careless people.

4. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Yikes, man. I wish her a speedy and full recovery. Most of us do this everyday and we need to stop. I'm definitely going to stop texting and driving. It's not worth it.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Good she learned from her mistakes. Hope other should take this as a lesson too. One should learn from their own mistakes as well as others.

6. Biglurr54

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

How fast do you have to be driving in a parking lot to send a 4 inch pole through your car, through you, and through your seat. And set off the air bags! In a parking lot with KIDS! Thank god it wasnt kid. Cell phone use in cars is dangerous, but something tells me there was more wrong doing then just checking a cell phone in this case.

7. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Learning the hard way.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

iMpaled!!!

9. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That's what dictation is for, to text while driving.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Texting while driving with the Moto X is effortless and does not require you to take your eyes away from the road or your hands from the wheel. It's so sad that more companies haven't provided similar functionality to their devices.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S5 and M8 have car mode, which is similar.

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That's cool, I was not aware. Still not many when you think about it though.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

And if you are on a bicycle, watch out for cars around you, including cops. Any one of them could turn out to be your killer: http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140827/in-calabasas-death-of-cyclist-milton-olin-no-charges-against-typing-deputy

14. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

I usually do this sadly enough, but usually when no other cars are around me and I have a straight stretch of road ahead of me. Now when I had my old tactile keyboard phones I could do this blind, but not so much now.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Speedy recovery ms. lady, and let this be a lesson please.

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