Friday, 12 April 2013

Fatal text message: Family releases message to save others

Fatal text message: Family releases message to save others, Wanting to help save lives, the family of Alexander Heit, the 22-year-old who sent the fatal text message has released a photo of the text message that killed their son. According to an April 11 report by the Clarion Ledger, the young man drove into oncoming traffic while sending the fatal text message.

The fatal text message was never finished. “Sounds good my man, seeya soon, ill tw [sic]” was all it read. Before he could even finish the text, he was already in the opposite lane and had hit the other vehicle.

The other vehicle slowed down. It even pulled to the shoulder. That didn't help. The young man hit the vehicle while sending the fatal text message, despite the other driver trying to avoid the accident.

“I can't bear the thought of anyone else having to go through something like this,” Sharon Heit, Alexander Heit's mother, wrote.” Please vow to never, NEVER text and drive. [sic]”

The Heit family hopes by showing the fatal text message, it will save lives. They want others to know just how dangerous texting and driving can be. Even just on text could turn into a fatal text message.

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