Editor in Chief
- Dec 30, 2010
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- Austin, TX
Not too long ago we shared the story of a woman who impaled her butt on a pole because she was texting while diving. That story ended well as the remorseful woman has chosen to draw attention to the important issue of digitally distracted driving by admitting her mistake.
Not all stories end well though, and here's a horrific example of that. A 20-year old woman was using Facebook while driving at 85 MPH. She slammed into the back of an SUV and killed an 89-year old woman (who had eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren).
The driver, Abby Sletten, has now been charged with negligent homicide and faces prison time. She will also have to live with the guilt of her stupidity, and her face is now plastered across the internet for everyone to see.
It only takes a split second to destroy multiple lives, including your own. Please remember to be smart about smart-devices. The texting and Facebook can wait!