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So, all those PSAs, brochures, and laws about the dangers of texting and driving tend to fall on dead ears unless some drastic happens?
A college student in Alabama survived driving off a cliff after ironically texting that he should end communication from fear of “dying.”
Right before Chance Bothe’s truck went over a cliff, he texted, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”
Bothe suffered a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries, a local news station reported. He was brought back to life three times by doctors.
Lately, texting while walking has been an increasing issue for law enforcement. Distracted walkers can cause accidents or get themselves into dangerous situations.
According to Mashable.com, a Philadelphia man was so distracted by talking on his cellphone, that he fell onto train tracks and was knocked unconscious. Luckily for him, no trains were headed to the station at that time.
It’s unfortunate that people allow themselves to be distracted by this simple technology, to the point where they may put their lives (or others) at risk.
Since there is really no way to make light of these particular situations, let’s take the time to enjoy some actually texting failures, courtesy of Buzzfeed.
Click here to read and remember to be responsible while driving.
By Rashid Umar