Texting and Driving, a Recipe for Serious Injury and Wrongful Death
A few days ago we wrote about the dangers of distracted driving. In that discussion we talked about texting and driving. Well, one of our own brought home the importance of the discussion yesterday. Lucas Harrison of Richmond just had to get that last text out. He was driving his car in Richmond, and texting in violation of the new anti texting law. He was distracted from his duty on the road to pay attention by his texting., the next thing he knows he is driving through a medical building and coming out on the other side. The good news is that no one was injured. Mr. Harrison’s car is a total loss, and the building requires big repairs. All because Mr. Harrison was distracted while driving.
If you doubt how dangerous texting and driving is Mr. Harrison could come to your home and give you a firsthand demonstration. Imagine if someone had been sitting in that building in Harrison’s path. Imagine it was a mother and two children. Imagine it was you and your children or grandchildren. Mr. Harrison’s thoughtless actions could have resulted in the wrongful death of fellow Hoosier. It could have resulted in serious personal injury such as spinal cord injury, brain injury, broken bones, paralysis. It could have wiped out a family or taken the bread winner from their family. No good comes from texting and driving. It is a selfish and thoughtless act. It demonstrates a complete lack of concern for the welfare of our fellow Hoosiers. Mr. Harrison, you were lucky. Take this opportunity to make a difference. Never text and drive again. Do what you can to get this message out.