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Man texts “I need to quit texting” before crashing car

By Tecca | Today in Tech – By now we all know that texting and driving is dangerous business — heck, even texting while walking has its pitfalls. But don’t take our word for it: One 21-year-old Texas driver wound up typing out how dangerous it is to text while driving… right before crashing his truck into a ravine.

Chance Bothe was making a 30-mile drive back to his hometown of Ganado when the accident occurred. During the trip, he was having an argument with his friend via text message. Mere moments before crashing his pickup, Bothe texted, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”

Bothe survived the incident, but not without injury. All told, he suffered an ankle fracture, a punctured lung, facial fractures, and a “severe skull fracture.”

Said Bothe on texting while drivingto his local NBC affiliate, “They just need to understand, don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s not worth losing your life.”

This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca

Published Date: Sunday, August 5th, 2012 | 03:08 AM

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