Community Service Alert: Don’t Text and Drive!

A sad story out of High Point, North Carolina:

Courtney Ann Sanford was really happy–and she wanted her friends to know!  The 32-year-old woman was apparently listening to Pharrell Williamas’ chart-topping song “Happy”, and she posted about it on Facebook: 

The happy song makes me HAPPY!

That was at 8:33 a.m.  At 8:34 a.m., Sanford’s car crossed the median on Business 85 in High Point and crashed head-on into a truck.  Her car burst into flames.  She died at the scene.

Lieutenant Chris Weisner of the High Point Police Department said of the accident,

“In a matter of seconds, a life was over just so she could notify some friends that she was happy.  As sad as it is, it is a grim reminder for everyone… you just have to pay attention while you are in the car.” 

Investigators discovered that Sanford had also been posting selfies as she drove down the highway.

Unfortunately, her family and friends are not happy today.

Please, friends, don’t text and drive.

 


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