The Colorado woman said she had just dropped off her daughter’s saxophone at school. Running later for a business meeting, she did a voice text to a friend. When she looked down to make sure her message translated properly, the woman ran into a guardrail which pierced her thigh and buttocks. Firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the pole to get the woman out. She was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. She spent four days in the hospital and will temporarily need the help of a walker, but expected to make a full recovery.
We hear about serious texting and driving accident all the time, often at high rates of speeds. This woman was only in the school parking lot and travelling 20mph at the time of the accident, yet she required extensive surgery and over 40 stitches. Doctors said she is lucky to be alive; had the pole gone a little bit the other way, she would have bled out.
This shows how dangerous texting and driving can be anywhere, at any speed. Let it be a warning to you; don’t text and drive!
Litigation Funding Corp. is a pro-justice lawsuit funding company that strongly supports a national ban on texting while driving. If you are driving to meet someone; if you are late and considering calling him or texting him while driving, consider this question: Would you rather meet this person late, or suffer serious or fatal injuries? Think about that the next time you get into your car and sit behind the wheel, mobile device in hand.