Wil Craig was 17 years old when he suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was riding in a friend’s car. The friend was texting while driving, and she crashed the car into a tree. She was driving 120 MPH at the time, and she had only gotten six letters into her message: it said “Where r”.
“They had to cut me out of the windshield to pull me out because the car was wrapped around the tree,” Craig said.
Now 22, Craig spends his time warning teenagers about the dangers of distracted driving through the “It Can Wait” campaign. Teens can take the pledge not to text while driving at the campaign’s website. He also appears in AT&T’s documentary “The Last Text” which is embedded above. The film features several people who affected by texting while driving, including drivers who will forever feel guilty about texting while driving and parents who lost children because they took their eyes off the road for a couple seconds.
Texting while driving is a significant risk factor for car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Americans sent or received 196 billion text messages in one month, and 40 percent of American teenagers say that they have ridden in a car with a driver who focused on his or her phone instead of the road, according to research from the Pew Research Center. If you lost a loved one in a distracted driving accident, call us today at (866) 377-3800, or visit our website for more information about distracted driving car accidents. We offer a free case review to go over your options.
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