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Maryland crash victim seeks to help others

A woman who got into a serious accident when she was 17 because she was texting while driving is hoping that others can learn from her mistake. After taking her eyes off of the road momentarily to read a text message, she crashed into a flatbed truck and had to be transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

As a result of the accident, she is unable to sleep, cry or smell in a natural manner. She is also blind in her left eye and had to endure months of physical therapy and reconstructive surgery on her face. In addition, she had to spend time in a mental hospital after the crash due to depression. Her education was also impacted as the then-high school senior now learns at a 10th grade level although she hopes to go to college someday.

The woman, who is now 21, believes that her message resonates with the students and others she talks to. Students say that seeing what can happen when you text and drive has a bigger impact than just watching a video online. Two female students who said that they currently text while driving say that they will give up the habit after watching the presentation.

A common cause of distracted driving is the act of texting while driving, and the practice is against the law in most jurisdictions. A person who has been injured in a car accident that was caused by this type of negligence on the part of another motorist may want the help of legal counsel in seeking compensation for the losses that have been incurred as a result.

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