Friday, 12 April 2013

Grieving parents publish fatal text to discourage texting and driving

Grieving parents publish fatal text to discourage texting and driving , The grieving parents of Alexander Heit, a Colorado college student who was killed texting and driving earlier this month, have published his last and fatal text.

According to an April 11 report on MSN.com, his mother, Sharon Heit, does not want anyone else to lose someone because of texting and driving. The message was released through the Greeley Police Department.

"In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you," Sharon Heit said.

Alexander Heit’s final text is pictured above. It was cut off in mid-sentence and never sent because the 22-year-old wrecked and rolled his car before he could finish the message. He died soon after the April 3 crash.

The police chief in Greeley, Chief Jerry Garner, made an excellent point on the Greeley Police Department Facebook page:

“Unfortunately, when we think to ourselves, ‘I’ll just do it this one time,’ we are fooling ourselves.” This ‘one time’ may be the only time.

Heit was a student at the University of Northern Colorado, and had a spotless driving record. A witness to the accident said that he appeared to have his head down and drifted into the oncoming traffic, overcorrecting and causing the accident that took his life.

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