Parents release poignant message from texting tragedy

From the Huffington Post 11/04/13:

The parents of a university student killed in a car crash as he typed a text have released his final message in a bid to warn other drivers against doing the same.

Text Death

He was responding to a friend’s message and had typed: “Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw” before he crashed.

Heit’s mother Sharon released a statement via the police, which was published in the Greeley Tribune.

“Please, vow to never, NEVER text and drive. In a split second you could ruin your whole future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you.”

The number of people you spot behind the wheel texting or otherwise fiddling with their mobiles is staggering; the phrase ‘an accident waiting to happen’ has never been more apt.

Of course, texting isn’t the only incredibly dangerous thing that people get up to whilst driving – as I blogged about previously.

When you see the truly tragic results that can ensue, is sending that text really that urgent?


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