Paducah Woman Says She's Alive To End Texting + Driving

Reported by: Aaron Adelson
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Updated: 3/01/2013 6:43 pm
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Asbury University is displaying an art piece containing final text messages from drivers who were texting, crashed, and died.  The piece is a sobering reminder not text and drive. 

Most of us are addicted to our phones, because you can do almost anything with them: Talk, text, and even FaceTime with people hours away.

Meet Hillary Coltharp from Paducah. 

"Even though my name's not Cathy, I'm chatty Cathy, and I'm a comeback queen," said Coltharp. 

She calls her iphone her other brain, but a phone is the reason she's recovering from a traumatic brain injury. 

"I was texting and driving," said Coltharp.

She crashed, and flew 77 feet in the air.

"My brain hit the ground.  It's like my brain twisted in the air," said Coltharp.

Hillary believes God saved her life, so she could help save others.  She sends a verbal message for people who text and drive.

"I think that you'd be an idiot," said Coltharp. 

Textinganddrivingsafety.com reports your eyes are off the road for a minimum of 5 seconds when you text and drive.  Going 55 MPH, you'd have just driven the length of a football field. 

Take it from HIllary, don't text and drive.
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