A Colorado woman who was texting and driving learned a hard lesson on why such a practice is dangerous after crashing her vehicle, causing a metal bar to pierce her thigh and butt and impale her onto the back of her seat.
Christina Jahnz told 9News that she had just dropped off a saxophone her daughter had forgotten at home in her school … and was hurrying back to work when the accident happened.
‘I was running late for a business meeting, so I did a voice text. I looked down to make sure it was all right. The next thing I knew, I was looking up, there was white powder from the air bags deployed,’ she said.
Even more shocking is the fact that the accident occurred when she was driving at 20 miles per hour. However, it did not stop the metal bar from piercing her from the thigh, through the buttocks and finally nailing her to her seat.
Firefighters sawed through the metal rod to free her. She was then taken to the hospital, where surgeons removed the metal from her body. She was released 4 days later with a temporary walker … and doctors expect her to recover nicely.
‘They [doctors] said if it [had] gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out,’ she said.