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Student who crashed while sending anti-texting message speaks out

Posted Aug 3rd 2012 4:29PM


We are all smart enough to know that texting while driving is a horrible, horrible idea. This is not news. And as unfortunate as this story may be, we have to admit, it's a very ironic one. Chance Bothe had to find this out by paying the ultimate price, as the 21-year-old college student from Texas crashed his pickup truck off a cliff and ended up badly hurt in a deep ravine.

The ironic part is that the last text he sent just before the accident happened went like this:

"I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident..."

Thankfully, Bothe did not die as a result of this crash, though he suffered a broken neck, crushed face, fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries (requiring him to learn how to speak again). After six months of recovery and rehab, Bothe is about 80 per cent back to normal.

Click here to watch a video detailing the shocking story, in which Bothe talks to KHOU-TV on his last day of rehab.

News Source: WTVR


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