Woman Impaled In Buttocks After Texting While Driving
While a Colorado woman was texting and driving, she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks. In order to get the woman out, Elizabeth firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the pole.
Christina Jahnz explained that she was in the parking lot of Elizabeth Middle School on Wednesday morning because her daughter forgot her saxophone at home. As she was driving away from the school, she started texting her friend, 9 News reports.
[su_center_ad]”I was running late for a business meeting, so I did a voice text. I looked down to make sure it was all right. The next thing I knew, I was looking up, there was white powder from the air bags deployed,” Jahnz said.
The guardrail pole went through the front of Jahnz’s truck, through her buttocks and into the back of her seat. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene, where she says they used a saw to cut the front and back end of the pole before rushing her to the 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 gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out,” Jahnz said.
Jahnz was released late Sunday night after a four day stay in the hospital. She is expected to make a full recovery but will need the assistance of a walker for the time being.
Jahnz said, “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.”
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