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Student Texted About Quitting Texting While Driving Off Cliff and Lived

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Darwin must have been asleep at the wheel on this one...

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Student Texted About Quitting Texting While Driving Off Cliff and Lived

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In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, an Alabama college student drove off a cliff while texting.

Fortunately, he survived, but incurred some serious injuries. After six months of recovering, he’s finally able to talk about it.

Right before Chance Both’s truck went over a cliff, he texted, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”

Both suffered a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries, a local news station reported. He was brought back to life three times by doctors.

Lately, texting while walking has been an increasing issue for law enforcement. Distracted walkers can cause accidents or get themselves into dangerous situations.

We told you earlier this week about a Philadelphia man being so distracted by talking on his cellphone, that he fell onto train tracks and was knocked unconscious. Luckily for him, no trains were headed to the station at that time.

Cellphone distraction also infamously caused a man to nearly walk into a brown bear and resulted in one woman’s embarrassing moment falling into a mall fountain.

Earlier this summer, we asked you if you think texting while walking should be illegal. The majority of you said no, but had strong opinions about the dangers of texting and walking.

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Right before Chance Both’s truck went over a cliff, he texted, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”

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Irony at its finest

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I don't like it, but it definitely makes the case for shorthand form in texts. He might have gone unscathed if he didn't use full sentences and proper punctuation.

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I don't like it, but it definitely makes the case for shorthand form in texts. He might have gone unscathed if he didn't use full sentences and proper punctuation.

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you would think he would be a little more cautious while texting that he could be in a car accident...

i think this is less irony, and more an example of survival of the fittest. hope 6 months of rehab included brain therapy

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This is definitely irony

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I'd drive off a cliff if my parents named me Chance too.

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Too bad he lived
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