06 April 2010

Texting While Driving

My friend was hit in the Walmart parking lot by a girl who was texting while driving a truck. She was thrown by the impact and has head and neck injuries, and she cannot move one of her legs. She had to be transferred to Salt Lake City (from the St. George ER) to a trauma unit and will have extensive physical therapy to recover. Just a little note for those who are still willing to take the risk of a $700 ticket and/or some time in jail.

9 comments:

Linz said...

Holy cow!! I hope she is okay and that she recovers soon!

msjvd said...

This is such a really terrible problem. And so terrible for your friend. I hope she recovers well.

As I told you, it was my New Year's Resolution to STOP doing that very thing. And today, as I was driving down, a car coming towards me was right in the middle of the street and steering into my lane! I honked and she looked up and nearly had an accident overcorrecting. She was texting.

We're going to see more of these types of accidents. Very sad.

My5wmd said...

In a parking lot! I've always figured people go so slow in parking lots that I have little to fear. I guess I'll be a little more protective from now on. Imagine if it were a little kid...my little one...Scary.

Melissa Bastow said...

I had a cousin that was hit by a texting driver - - it's really gotta be the dumbest idea.

Tracy Hendricks said...

I'm the insurance agent for the B family. I was sickened by this incident. I sincerely hope that ML recovers quickly is back to her happy, cheerful self.

Tigger said...

Wow! That is so sad!

The Yoder's Four said...

She was a pedestrian and got hit??! YIKES! Some people are so clueless when they drive!

angela michelle said...

oh goodness! that'll teach her to go to WalMart! I'm pretty sure Target shopped would never do such a thing. ;)

Dansie Family said...

i promised tom i would stop texting while driving. sometimes i am tempted but resist.