college student texts “I need to quit texting” before plunging into ravine

textingI can’t make this stuff up…

I college student from Texas was lucky to escape with his life after plowing his truck over the side of a bridge.  What led to this horrific single vehicle collision?  He was texting while driving, his last message?  “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”

After a lengthy 6 month recovery, Chance Bothe warned fellow drivers, “They just need to understand, don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s not worth losing your life.  I went to my grandmother’s funeral not long ago, and I kept thinking, it kept jumping into my head, I’m surprised that’s not me up in that casket. I came very close to that, to being gone forever.”

After the crash, Chance had a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull, and traumatic brain injuries. Doctors had to bring him back to life three times.  He was nearly in the running for this year’s Darwin Awards.

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