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Colorado family shares sons fatal text


Dealing with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult, but for the Heit family, they hope sharing their son’s tragic story will help prevent similar accidents in the future.

On April 3, 2013, Alexander Heit, a 22 year old Audiology student at the University of Northern Colorado, lost control of his vehicle on a sharp turn while travelling eastbound on “O” street and rolled several times.

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Dumb shit people do behind the wheel

According to the Ontario Provincial Police, distracted driving causes more road deaths than drinking and driving and speeding combined.

Let’s face it – we all live busy lifestyles and struggle to salvage a few minutes to spare.

But driving is a serious and sometimes deadly task.

It only takes one slight mistake to end your life and many others. Would you, for example, start texting your cousin about how drunk you were at the wedding if someone pulled out a gun and started shooting at you? Or, would you call your girlfriend to ask what’s for dinner if you were walking in a field filled with land mines?

So why do we do such stupid things behind the wheel when we all know better? Is it because we don’t care? Is it because we don’t know the consequences? Or is it simply because we just all want to be bad asses and rebels? Whatever the answer is, I’d like to share some of the best examples of drivers who take the word “multi-tasking” to a whole new level. Rest assured, these are the same clever human beings you, your kids, and their kids will be sharing the road with some day. But don’t worry – someday soon we’ll have cars that drive on their own.

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