Man Injured in Distracted Driving Accident Tells Others of the Dangers
August 7th, 2012|
Aug. 7, 2012
A 21-year-old Huntsville, Alabama, man considers himself lucky to be alive after being involved in an accident while texting on a Texas highway. The New York Daily News reports that the man sent his friend a message saying he was going to wreck if he did not stop texting.
Moments after sending the message, the man drove his truck off the highway and crashed into a creek bed, which caused the trucks engine to come through the vehicle’s dashboard.
Rescue crews pulled the man to safety, but his chances of survival were deemed slim. He had broken almost every bone in his body and suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the Car Accident. Now, six months after the accident, he has left the hospital and wants to spread the message to others that distracted driving is dangerous.
“They just need to understand don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s not worth losing your life,” he added “I went to my grandmother’s funeral not long ago. And I kept thinking, it kept jumping into my head: ‘I’m surprised that’s not me in that casket.’ I came very close to that. To being gone forever.”
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers would like to encourage motorists to keep the roads safe by putting the phone down while driving. This simple safety practice can mean the difference between life and death.