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 Post subject: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:54 am 
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A Co-Worker and friend of my wife's lost her 8 y.o. daughter several weeks ago in a car accident. The investigation showed that the 46 y.o. driver of the other car was texting at the time and ran the stop sign, resulting in her death. The little girl was her only child and due to complications at birth, she is unable to have any other children, which made her daughter that much more precious to her. Please watch, think, and share with family and friends as this happens all too often these days. Most people think they are okay because they just take quick glances, but it only takes a moment to destroy someone's life and family.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9swS1Vl6Ok[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:22 am 
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Misty eyed after reading your post. The video was the clincher. Thanks for posting 98.


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:52 am 
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As a father, that is awful


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:55 am 
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Sorry to hear that. Condolences. . .

My cousin's wife lost her brother due to someone texting on the highway. Slammed right into him while he was working on his bike on the shoulder.

Also, this :

A Werner Herzog documentary on auto accidents as a result of texting. He interviews some victims that survived and those that committed the act.



Jarring stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:49 pm 
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If the original post stops one person from texting while driving, you have done well to place it here despite being against the rules. It's a slow time of the year & as it's not politically-minded, I'm glad it's still up. I still sometime text stopped at a red light which is also illegal here in Toronto & taking a chance on getting caught by the police but at least, I put no one's life in danger. The moment the light turns green, I throw the phone down. Texting while driving is crazy-dangerous.


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:53 pm 
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Phoning is no different. Laws preventing this should be put in place. NO while driving!


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Thanks for posting this tragic story. Some things can't be repeated too often. Blu is right. I your post stops one person from texting, you will have done more good than you know. My sincere condolences to your coworker.


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Northside50 wrote:
Thanks for posting this tragic story. Some things can't be repeated too often. Blu is right. I your post stops one person from texting, you will have done more good than you know. My sincere condolences to your coworker.



This.


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:10 am 
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Very sad and very preventable story, sorry for the loss.

My daughter is learning to drive this summer and she has two rules before that car starts....1. Turn your damn phone off! 2. Put your damn seatbelt on. The seatbelt is a no brainer since it's been habit since she was little, the phone, I'll take it if I find out ONCE she has it on while driving. I couldn't imagine having to live with someone else dying due to pure selfishness.


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 Post subject: Re: Off Topic - but please read and watch!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:46 am 
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It shouldn't take a video or a reminder, but unfortunately for some it does. Some people don't even care after seeing videos like this, it's ridiculous.


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