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A young woman whose life was irrevocably changed by texting while driving has released a heartbreaking public service announcement

The YouTube video posted by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers a glimpse into the life of Liz Marks’ life.

“This is the story of how my daughter Liz’s car accident from texting while driving has changed our lives forever. If you get a text, don’t look at it while you’re driving. It’s not worth it,” reads the caption of the video posted to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s YouTube page.

Liz Marks said that she was in high school when she was involved in an accident caused because she was reading a text while driving.

The wreck left her blind in one eye and hard of hearing. It also left her with a diminished sense of smell and she is no longer able to create tears or fall asleep without medication. She says the most difficult part of all of it, was going from being very social and popular to being alone, without friends.

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“We hope that Liz Marks’ story will remind you of what’s at stake when we say #JustDrive. Please watch this brave testimony from Liz and her mother Betty, and share it with your loved ones,” the Department of Transportation’s Todd Solomon wrote.

 

8 comments

  • Robin Bailey

    What’s that got to do with the girl in the accident. This story is about a girl in a car accident while texting not some man paying alimony and child support read the story before you comment on things.

  • athynz

    Why do you even bother changing your screen name – we all know it’s you Timmay. Your war against women and minorities seeps through your every post. Not all women are like that – your ex-wife isn’t either BTW it’s all in how you treated her and your lacking in every single aspect of your marriage.

  • athynz

    “BUTTT__PHUCKING__SUSAN
    Athynz you are a man hating lesbian”

    I love it – any man who disagrees with your idiocy is labeled as a man hating lesbian. Sorry Timmay not only am I a man I’ve also been able to keep my marriage going for over 20 years now. Your ex simply saw you as the waste of flesh that you are… but sure whatever you want to believe Timmay.

  • Anonymous

    “She says the most difficult part of all of it, was going from being very social and popular to being alone, without friends.”

    I hate to break it to you but if being injured in a car accident caused you to become alone and without friends then you really had no true friends to begin with. Just goes to show how fake people are these days. No one cares about anyone but themselves.

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