When Will Teens Learn? STOP TEXTING WHILE DRIVING!!! 16 Year Old Kayla Preuss Died after Losing Control Car … Alcohol Involved as Well
How many teenagers must die before teens get a clue to stop texting while driving? Sadly, 16 year old Kayla Preuss died after losing control of her vehicle just after she had been texting on her cell phone moments before the accident. This sad ending to a teens life not only had a DUI but a DWT attached to it as well.
Kayla Preuss, of Highland, was driving on the Interstate 10 Freeway in Redlands when she lost control of her car and crashed. She died of head injuries.
Authorities say Preuss had been driving drunk and was speeding. But another factor may have contributed to the crash.
Phone records show Preuss was texting just before the accident. Her cell phone, which was flipped open, was found resting on the floorboard by her feet.
Do you think that Kayla’s friends learned from this tragedy? NOPE! Kayla’s mother said, “But not even Kayla’s death has curbed the driving habits of some of her friends.”
Phone records show Kayla was texting moments before the accident, and her mobile phone, which was flipped open, was found resting on the floorboard by her feet, authorities said.
About 40 text messages had been sent over a three-hour period, the last of which was sent at 2:38 a.m., moments before the crash, a coroner’s investigation found.
“I hope it makes a lot of kids think,” said Kayla’s mother, Kelly Preuss. “I don’t know how many times I had told Kayla not to text when she was driving.”
Exactly what part about actually paying attention to driving do teens not understand? For that matter there are some adults that may want to heed this warning as well. Some states have put bans on “texting while driving”. How many more teens must die before people just take the personal responsibility and respect the roads and the vehicles they drive?