Many different news sources are running the story about Alexander Heit, a University of Northern Colorado Student who was driving and texting and in the middle of the text message, I have posted here, he swerved into oncoming traffic, jerked his wheel back and rolled his car; he died a short time later.
My own daughter, Kaitlyn, was in a head-on collision because of such a distraction from an oncoming driver. Even after almost a year of physical therapy, she still has both the pains and the nightmares.
Alexander’s parents have courageously shared this, his final text message (you will see he was in the middle of the message when the crash ended his life), in the hope it might save just one person’s life. I highly applaud them for their incredible efforts and offer condolences on such a senseless way to die.
Share this with your kids.
The message could have been about anything, there is nothing significant in this message–why could have it not waited until it was safe to converse? Why? WHY?
DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE; TURN THE PHONE OFF. And while we are at it, if you have diabetes NEVER START THE CAR until your blood sugar is checked. EVER!
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