Tragedy From Distraction
At the scene of this mishap Courtney’s cell phone was recovered from the wreckage with her Facebook post on the monitor. Her final words were “The happy song makes me HAPPY.”
Posted Selfie Texting While Driving Courtney’s Corolla collided with a 24,000 pound recycling truck, the car left the road, impacted a tree and burst into flames. Courtney decided to snap a “selfie” together with her phone to share the moment on Facebook.
Cell Phone Retrieved The story of Courtney’s injury and its unfortunate cause was extensively reported on television, in newspapers, and on the internet.
It’s but one of many similar stories that happen all too frequently. Lieutenant Weisner stated, “We have seen these picture advertisements on TV, this was real life” Prime Of Her Life
Ads Warn Of Allergic And Driving Courtney was a young, attractive girl at the prime of her life. Her death is made all the more dreadful because it was completely preventable. Courtney submitted her selfie into Facebook that fateful afternoon at 8:33 AM. Fire and police crews obtained the initial 911 call one minute afterwards, at 8:34 AM. Courtney was killed immediately. She worked in the healthcare industry and was a college graduate with two levels.
Four days following the crash her parents, grandma, and her two brothers put her to rest. Courtney was 32 years old. While still forcing, she opened her cellphone’s photo program, framed the photo, smiled, snapped the photograph, and then posted it to Facebook. While Courtney was submitting her post, her car veered across the center median into oncoming traffic traveling at 45 miles per hour.
Dangers Of Texting While Driving
When talking about the accident with the press, Police Lieutenant Chris Weisner made the grim comparison between Courtney’s accident and the numerous public service advertisements offered to warn against the hazards of texting while driving. Heartache For Her Loved Ones
Selfies Becoming Commonplace
Selfies have become commonplace in our society, we all take them, some of us even do so while driving. If you do, please stop, there are too many flower bouquets planted along the sides of our highways already.
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