I am no fan of forwarded emails. I delete most forwards without even opening them first. So does my husband, a local Chemung County prosecutor. This morning, however, I was very surprised to find he had sent me a forward. “This better be good,” I thought, “or else I am going to given him a ration of teasing tonight when we get home!”
He is clearly off the hook. The message he sent left me feeling sick and a bit shaken. I consider myself a fairly safe driver, and feel very comfortable transporting my lovely one-year old daughter around Elmira. However, I am not immune to the lure of 21st century technology, and admit I have — on occasion — been tempted to break the law by talking on my cell phone or even texting while driving. I know it is unsafe and very irresponsible, but, like many people, I have been torn between the desire to answer the phone and keep driving rather than pull over to take a call.
I will never, ever be tempted to do it again.
Again, I am not someone easily swayed — or even moderately interested — in mass emails, but the message I pasted below will keep my phone off and hidden from this day forward any time I am behind the wheel.
I could not include the last three photos attached to the email. They are simply too graphic. At risk of offending you, I will tell you they show a young man in his 20s who has been literally cut in half. The force of the crash ripped his torso apart near his belly button, and spewed his guts across the road like disgraced roadkill. He clearly had no chance whatsoever of surviving. I have seen a lot of graphic photos through my line of work, but still feel sick as I write this blog post.
THIS IS NOT PRETTY—WEAK stomach DO NOT LOOK PAST “WERE NOT DONE YET”
The below photo’s truly tell why “no one” should ever talk on the cell phone while driving.
Take a moment and scroll through all the photo’s and they last 2 or 3 should remain in your memory for a long, long time.
PLEASE SHOW THIS TO YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR GRANDCHILDREN…CELL PHONE USE HAS JUST ABOUT PASSED DRUNK DRIVERS AS THE LEADING CAUSE OF AUTOMOBILE DEATHS!!!
Look at this, you’ll never want to text or cell phone while driving again!!!
THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BE TEXTING OR USING YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING.
This guy was texting a friend when he crossed the center line!!!!
THIS IS WHY…
AND THIS ….
AND THIS …
AND THIS …
AND ESPECIALLY THIS …
WE’RE NOT DONE YET… if you have a weak stomach do not scroll any further.
Again, for the integrity of this blog and the crash victim I could not include the final three photos. Trust me when I tell you they were graphic. Don’t use your phone while driving. It is just not worth it.
Thanks for reading!!
Christina Bruner Sonsire, Esq.
NY & PA Injury & Malpractice Lawyer
Ziff Law Firm, LLP
303 William Street
Elmira, New York 14902-1338
Toll-Free: 800.ZIFFLAW (943.3529)