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Friday, October 14, 2011

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WOW, Anna. I am sorry this happened to you and am grateful the boy is ok. Things happen in a blink of a second. I hate it when I see someone, particularly a car full of teenagers, distracted with texting, talking, etc. while driving. It just takes a second of distraction. Hugs to you.

I can and will give you this birthday gift.

Anna - thank you for sharing this story! Your words are very powerful and in my line of work, I can't tell you how many times I have heard "I only looked away for a minute", but the damage can be lifelong.

All it takes is that one moment of distraction. I am forever in panic when backing my car up even though the only thing I've ever hit was a trash can. But that moment of horror at not knowing what I hit is stuck in my head...
Thank you for speaking out about distracted driving... And I will take your pledge too.

This post makes me stop and think more than any other post. It really does make me want to be "less" of a distracted driver (with kids, life, etc. I will always be distracted) I only wish you would have shared it sooner.

Thank you for sharing that. My phone will stay put away while driving.

Thanks for the comments and support, Ladies! I appreciate it, & I hope it makes you think twice before using your phone while driving!

Anna

Hi Anna thank you for your story ... I so greatful u were paying attention driving and got the miracle from God. We were not so lucky, On october 20th has Alexandra walked to school she was hit by a mini van 200 yards from the school gates, she was in a coma for 4 days and died October 24th 2011. The police report states the lady driving the van reach for her phone....so your If's is what we are living now. I have to tell u its the most heart breaking loss the family has ever suffered... Alexandra was only 14 , A student, only child. I will share your pledge. God Bless....

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