Colorado mom impaled through buttocks in texting-and-driving crash: ‘I’m a miracle’
A Colorado mom was impaled through the buttocks by a metal pole from a guardrail after she crashed her vehicle while sending a text message.
The New York Daily News reported that Christina Jahnz had just dropped her daughter off at school in Elizabeth, Colorado on Wednesday morning when she realized she was running late.
Jahnz said she “did a voice text,” then looked down for “a split second” to verify it, but that instant was enough for her to plow her truck into a guardrail.
A pole from the guardrail reportedly pierced straight through the body of the car and into Jahnz’s upper thighs and buttocks, leaving her helplessly impaled.
“The next thing I knew, I was looking up, and there was white powder from the air bags deployed,” she told Channel 9 News.
Paramedics sawed through the rail to free Jahnz and rushed her 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. They said if it [had] gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out,” said Jahnz.
Jahnz said that she hopes her story will serve as a warning to others not to text and drive.
“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.
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