Distracted driving victim visits Northland Christian School
Cell phone distracted driving survivor advocate Katie Mathews visited Northland Christian School to share her story with students.
Mathews was involved in an accident when the driver of the car where she was a passenger became distracted by a cell phone conversation. She was left a quadriplegic. In her speech to students, she talked about the importance of focusing on the road to avoid distractions while driving.
Cliff Kraner, secondary principal at Northland Christian School stated in a press release that, "We were blessed to have Katie Mathews present her message about distracted driving to our high school students and teachers. Her personal story and testimony left a lasting impact not only on our students but on our teachers as well."
Mathews stated in the same press release, "As a teenager, people warned me about what could happen, but I never thought it would happen to me. After my presentation, a girl came up to me and said she thought the same thing, that it wouldn't happen to her. During the presentation, she realized something like this could happen. That's why I'm here. I want teens to understand they aren't invincible."
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