Comment By Bob L.
Here is a good example of what can happen when you are texting, SO, which is more important, texting while driving, sitting at a stop light and tying up traffic, and taking a chance of some one to take out revenge on you because of it. I take it as they don’t care whether they kill some one, maybe a child, or themselves and don’t have any consideration of others or their families, this is typical YUPPIE thinking.
This is a big problem in this country today, and who do we, or what do we blame for this problem, the question goes to the same place, Companies and Greed, then we move to Government for allowing this, and YUPPIES who just got to have it, and with an attitude of it is their rights to have it and no one can stop them from using any time they want, or any where they want.
Man releases final text chat with girlfriend, warns against texting and driving
By Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Associated Press
MONTREAL – A series of heartwrenching text messages is being used by the boyfriend of a car accident victim to warn people to pay attention when driving.
Mathieu Fortin has created a Facebook page to get the word out in memory of Emy Brochu, who died Jan. 18 when her car slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer truck as it merged with traffic near Victoriaville, Que.
Brochu had sent Fortin a couple of loving messages before her last one, which was a series of XXXXs, indicating kisses.
The next set of messages, which Fortin posted on Facebook, have him telling her that he wants to “hear her beautiful voice” but then growing fearful after he hasn’t heard from her in a few hours.
“Is everything going well, my love?” Fortin wrote. “I’m a bit worried.”
Provincial police did not immediately attribute a cause to the accident — although they said they were looking into the possibility of a distraction, such as a cellphone.
“The police investigation showed the use of a cellphone while driving was the cause of the accident,” Fortin wrote on Facebook. “This conclusion came as a shock because during the tragedy, I was in a discussion with her.”
Fortin says that reading the last messages shatters his heart into a million pieces.
He urges people to learn from his story.
“An accident can happen quickly,” he writes. “I hope every time you look at your cellphone while you’re driving, you think of Emy and those who loved her.
“At what time is a text or an email more important than life itself? At what point is something on your phone more important than the people that you love?”
Fortin describes Brochu as a joyful, determined woman who had a wonderful future ahead of her.
He urges his friends to pass his message onto others, warning them to consider that they might run over a child crossing the road if they’re not looking out.
Fortin’s message received a slew of responses from friends expressing their sympathy and promising to pass it on.