A deadly accident occurred in High Point, North Carolina, when a woman was using her cellphone to take selfies and post messages on Facebook while driving. The weight of that sentence should be enough to make people stop and think and not use their phone while driving. But the sad reality is too many of us do, and still will no matter what we tragic stories hear. Please let this be a reminder never to use your phone while driving. This woman made that fatal mistake.
Thirty-two year-old Courtney Ann Sanford was driving down the highway at around 8:30 in the morning. The car she was driving crossed over the median and crashed head-on into an oncoming truck. The crash caused her car to go off to the side of the road and catch on fire. The truck went on to crash into a tree. A second before the crash, Sanford posted "The happy song makes me so HAPPY" to Facebook.
This is just so terribly sad.
It was reported that Sanford, who was driving on the road Business 85, was posting selfies in the minutes leading up to the crash. At 8:33 a.m. she posted the message to her Facebook account about being happy and at 8:34 a.m. the High Point Police Department got the call about the crash.
The driver of the truck, 73-year-old John Wallace Thompson, wasn't injured. It was reported that Sanford was wearing a seatbelt but not properly.
Many of us are so addicted to social media that we think it's okay to continue to post when driving. It's just not okay. I sincerely hope this story makes people realize and stop using their phone when driving. It's not worth it.
Have you ever used your phone when driving?
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