Almost Killed by Voice Texting
A Colorado woman was impaled in the butt with a metal pole after she crashed her truck while texting.
Christina Jahnz was left with a metal guard rail piercing through her thigh and buttocks after the horror smash in Elizabeth on Wednesday morning.
The mom had just dropped her daughter off at Elizabeth Middle School when, driving at 20 mph, she decided to text a friend.
As she was running late, she claims she “did a voice text.”
But, when she looked down for what she says was “a split second” to make sure it was alright, she accidentally slammed her vehicle into a rail.
It reportedly went through her truck and straight into her body.
“The next thing I knew, I was looking up, and there was white powder from the air bags deployed,” Jahnz told 9News.
Firefighters had to saw off both the front and back ends of the pole to get Jahnz out before she was rushed to Parker Adventist Hospital.
“I went into surgery and I lost count of the stitches after 40. They stitched me up inside too. I’m truly a miracle,” Jahnz said.
“They said if it had gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out,” she added.
She was released from hospital, after a four day stay, on Sunday night.
The mom, who will temporarily have to use a walker to get around but is expected to make a full recovery, said her accident should be a warning to others.
“It’s devastating knowing that I could have prevented it to begin with. I just hope my story helps to save the lives of others. Don’t text and drive,” she said.