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On July 29, 2006, as I was crossing the street in a crosswalk, in Newark, New Jersey, an SUV ran through the red light, hit me and dragged me half a block. Finally, there was someone at my side, who called an ambulance, and stayed with me until they came. On what was the suppose to be luckiest day of our lives not to some people including myself. The week before this, I saw someone staring into their phone and using it, also holding it up in front of their steering wheel.
I was in the car a few weeks ago, when I saw a man in a red car texting while he was driving beside us.
After the man looked up with an apologetic look on his face, he went right back to texting! My older sister was in a car wreck and almost lost her life due to a man texting and driving. My 17 year old daughter and I caught my aunt texting while driving and using her cell phone while driving. When they brought her to the hospital, she was admitted as Quentin Doe, they did not know her name. We were notified that day at about 11:30am at our work, both my wife and I worked at the same Aerospace Co. We were met by the CHP officer, who handed us her purse and assured us she was not on her cell phone.
On the morning of January 6th last year it was a normal day, until I got a phone call from my neighbor at 844am that changed my world. When I got her phone from the highway patrol, and went thru her text, I was able to pinpoint to the minute of her unwitnessed wreak. Thank you to anyone that reads this and shares her story, I want her memory kept alive and save the lives of others! My brother, age 53, was killed April 25th, 2012 by a college student who was texting and driving. I was driving home one night from work and I a car in the other lane was passing me on the other side of the yellow line no big deal right?? When you are in your car, on the road you shouldn’t text or talk on the phone because it is against the law and you are only hurting yourselves.
Other people that are cautious about driving and texting don’t text because they know it can do them bad. I was driving home from making a donation at a local kids home and I was about a mile or so from home.
2) If I see a cop nearby, such as in a parking lot or at a business, I give them the plate # and their location and the cop will usually pull right out, find them, observe them and ticket them. What I’d like to do is yank them out of their cars, smash their phones and slam their fingers in their car doors. I attend a high school in Kentucky that is fortunate enough to have a Newspaper class that I’m involved in and currently I am writing an article about the dangers of teens who are texting and driving. Officials investigate the scene of a multiple vehicle accident where 6 people were killed on the westbound Pomona Freeway in Diamond Bar, Calif.
Olivia Culbreath, 21, of Fontana, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after being pulled from a badly mangled Chevy Camaro on State Route 60, California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said.
Authorities said Culbreath was traveling north in the southbound lanes of State Route 57 before transitioning east in the westbound lanes of State Route 60, where the Camaro collided head-on with a red Ford Explorer. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene, and two people died after being taken to the hospital, Jimenez said.
The victims included a 24-year-old woman from Chino and a 24-year-old woman from Rialto, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Another victim, a 47-year-old man, is believed to have been a passenger in the Ford Explorer.
The westbound lanes of State Route 60 closed for about eight hours as investigators sifted through the wreckage. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.
My senior year of high school, I was in a horrible car accident that changed my life and future plans. The man was on his phone and ran through a red light and as my sister began exiting the intersection when the light was yellow. I ran off the road and hit someone’s mailbox (first mistake) and then continued driving and left my car parked while i went to a bon fire. She was involved in an auto accident on the 405 freeway and was hit at 84 MPH, as she was stopped in traffic.
When my wife calls me that day, she was screaming so loud that I had no idea who she was on the phone.
My neighbor, patty asked what I was doing, I told her just sitting on the couch cleaning out my purse, my world was normal, things were fine, until her next question. Day by day there are thousands of car accidents that happen over a text message or even an incoming phone call.
Because when you are drunk, you are actually trying to focus on the road but when you are texting while driving, you are not focused in any direction and are paying attention only to your phone. Joshua had been part of a English team in high school in 2010 who had written an essay and had won a spot in a competition in Cleveland Ohio. I don’t know your pain, but was woke up last saturday morning to the sound of a crash in front of my house. If these folks want to go through life with their selfish, proverbial blinders on, they have every right to do so in this country, BUT NOT WHILE DRIVING ON A PUBLIC ROAD.


I see a lot of self-confessed text-and-drivers in some of these posts who do not have any command of the English language. Finally I ask her to calm down and tell me what happen, she said she was called by the Head and Trauma center and was ask some questions about a girl that they just received in for major injuries from a car accident.
If you ever see me on the freeways and streets of Southern California you will know me by what I have on my truck back window, “A PERSON TEXTING WHILE DRIVING KILLED MY DAUGHTER, NO TEXT IS WORTH A HUMAN LIFE. Today while we were pulling out of the school parking lot, she was talking on the phone, and drove out into the street while a truck was coming. When the driver of a vehicle texts while driving, the effects to it is that you are not only risking your life but others as well, it may also raise your car insurance to a higher rate because of the car accident, and it also causes other drivers to feel insecure.
Even when you are talking on the phone, it isn’t as bad as texting, but you are still taking a big risk on your life.
This collision occurred in a school zone while kids were leaving school at the end of the day.
I suggest that you stop texting and start focusing on learning how to spell without assistance, use words in their proper context and how to construct a proper sentence.
6th), my sister was riding shotgun in her friend’s 2007 Honda Civic when the driver decided to take out her phone and start texting. Here is the statistics of the most frequent reasons, why people get into car accidents and die there. On March 18th 2012, I was driving to a little store just a few miles from my house when a car coming from the opposite direction ran off the road on their side and while trying to get back on the road, they went airborn and hit me head on rolling across the driver side of my car. My sister is lucky to be alive becuase if he had hit her on the driver side she would not be here today. I then received 3 different citations, had to go to an eight hour driving school and lost my license for 3 months.
The guy driving the truck stopped short, but my sister kept driving and didn’t even seem to notice her error which could have caused an accident.
A simple text message such as hey, lol, and ya can be the last text you ever see before a serious injury happens to you or any other driver.
When you are talking and driving, can make you lose focus on the right and left sides of the road which means, that you are only paying attention to the road ahead and a car can be coming from either side. It is important that any person in today’s society knows the consequences of texting and driving because if they don’t know, it can get them in trouble with the law. We Tried To Get Her To Realize What Was Happening But She Was To Busy Responding To The Message. That’s much more productive than potentially murdering someone while texting and driving. While texting, my sister’s friend was traveling well above the posted speed limit (75mph in an estimated 60 mph zone) and clipped a Jersey Barrier, fishtailed, and then rolled over three times.
This woman hit my mother head on with only 2.5 second to react so she turned the car to where it hit her side instead of my aunts side who was also with her at the time. We went shopping for work uniforms I would need over the summer for the two part time jobs I had just accepted.
By the time we finally knew of her accident, her body was on the way to Dallas to the medical examiner. I tried to get her to acknowledge what she had done, but she became angry and told me to be quiet. Texting while driving can also cause you to lose or damage your car for a little mistake that was unnecessary. The Civic came to rest on its roof (with the sunroof open) and my sister found herself dangling upside-down in her seat because she was wearing her seatbelt.
After a busy day, I went home to take a little nap before heading to the Relay for Life event at my high school. On the 4th of December 2012 Brooke was going to work, she was travelling on a straight country road doing 100kmph. Now for the next part, this person’s insurance company, Geico never contacted us in a manner what-so-ever. So I called my dad, he lives next door to me and asked if Jennifer was home(my middle sister), this was the sister patty told me that she thought had the wreck, dad said yes Jennifer was home (whooo thank God), BUT my youngest sister Tracy had left at 715am after she got home from her night shift job to go to town to see a friend that had a baby overnight. Any person from the ages of fifth teen though people in their late forties have seen or experienced a car crash.
My sister was able to free herself from the Civic and wait next to the vehicle as EMS showed up at the scene.
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Do not text and drive because you may not worry about your safety but you should worry about the others around you ont he road and even in the car with you. Brooke, from what I gather was planning her day in her head like we all do in this busy world we live in. My wife at this time as for them to check again and do the test again, she just wanted to make sure, she again asks for another test. She was taken to the hospital for bruising and a possible cracked rib cage, the driver declined treatment at the scene entirely. Here's list of images 13 Combination Resume Sample Free DownloadWe're still have other cool and beautiful pitures in this Great Resume Builder website.
My pelvis was broken in two places, my left leg was broken, my left wrist was shattered, my left forearm was broken and my elbow was completely shattered. You can never brign someone back once their gone and I cannot imagine my life without my sister so be warned, be aware of the road, and be thoughtful to others outside your car and in.
I received my first bill from the hospital and for the one day, the bill was 157K, eventually the final bill was 201K.


From the accident I had a concussion, whiplash in my neck and a soft tissue injury in my lower back. When I finally got out the man who hit my was still on his phone and was yelling at me, telling me this was my fault. I have a photo of the car being backed into a salvage yard and considering it rolled three times, the lack of damage sustained is simply mind-bending. He got out of his car and put his hat on, walking up to the door I walked outside and he took his hat off and said miss I’d your father home?
I was two minutes from school when I came over a blind hill and was struck head on by a full size Chevy Silveraldo.
I needed plastic surgery on my face which included 50 stitches in my chin, lip and the inside of my mouth. I live in Los Angeles now for work and my sister and family are in Rhode Island so I haven’t been able to physically see my sister since the accident.
I was airlifted from the scene and once out of trauma, was placed in icu and was stable for a few hours, then went into a blood condition called DIC where I actually coded (died) twice before I was miraculously stabilized again but then was placed in a drug induced coma and was on life support for a week.
If I could I would share her story with anyone that will listen, my purpose and goal is to keep her memory alive, and NOT let her death have been in vain! I sat there and listened to there conversation only to find out my mother was never coming home.
Our bubbly beautiful girl who lived for her family and to help others is no longer here and it breaks our heart! I have sold hundreds of Tshirts I had made in her honor, the front says OMG DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE! September of 2011, I was so fed up with all the pain that I started to have suicidal thoughts. Our family is now committed to helping Brooke spread the word about texting and driving and helping Brooke save lives like she always knew she was destined to do. I have back injuries as well that can only be fixed by surgery but I unfortunately can not afford that right now. So rather than burying it inside somewhere inside of me, it is a purpose to anyone I interact with now on a daily basis.
My face slammed into the steering wheel which broke my jaw and gave me a severe head injury. I have a metal rod in my left thigh that attaches to my hip, a metal cage in my left wrist and a metal rod in my left forearm. The back of the shirt is in memory of Tracy Nelson, a PRECIOUS life lost along with her birth and death date, she was 33 years young. I was also diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, also know as PTSD, and there is a long list of side effects that one could have and I have or had have tons of them; like nightmares of the accident, flashbacks, etc.
I later found out that the guy who hit me admitted to the officers that he was texting and by law the officer could not give him a ticket.
I broke both legs and my arm was pinned between me and the steering wheel with a bone sticking out of my elbow. The skin on my elbow was to traumatized to heal so I had to have some of the muscle cut out of my back to be placed over my elbow. We are committed to making our message as well known as the drink driving and speeding messages. To this very day I can still hear the sound of the truck smashing and crushing into my van. Once I was released from the hospital, I was still not able to walk, so spent the next 3 mths in a hospital bed at home. Society has changed and we have a new problem on our roads and sadly I think we may see an epidemic on our roads in the future if we don’t take action now.
I am on a ton of medicine, I have to take 9 pills a day, 4 in the morning, 2 at lunch, and 3 at night. The 20 year old Marine in the truck had been staring at his phone the entire time and thought he just hit a tree. Please help us help Brooke spread the word and stop another family going through what we have been through. You would think that after 2 years you would think that I would be all better but that isn’t the case.
He’s perfectly fine but my dreams of going to college and joining the Navy as an officer are ruined.
I still have nightmares of the wreck, I have panic attacks a lot, loud noises scare me, I stay depressed and angry a lot.
And I want to share my story and give awareness about this because I am disabled from the accident, I can’t play sports anymore and I use to be very athletic. I have very little use of my left arm and severe nerve damage in my left hand, so it gets frustrating that I can’t do all the things I use to be able to do. And just think all of this could have been prevented if it wasn’t for someone having to read that one message, that one second that he took his eyes off the road changed me forever. She now has 4 grand children 3 grand daughters and 1 grandson all of them whom she never got the chance to meet. Most of all, it tears me to pieces every time I think about what my kids had to go through seeing their mother hurt like that and almost losing her all because a young girl was texting and dropped her phone. Have to grow up without one of there grandmothers and will neve know her just stories about her.



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