U.S. Department of Transportation Releases New "Faces of Distracted Driving" Video
WASHINGTON U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Faces of Distracted Driving series, featuring the story of Alison Holden from Washington, DC.
WATCH: Alison HoldenӔ http://youtu.be/wyUHzRDj734
On April 27, 2009, single mom Alison Holden was driving to work when she was rear-ended at a stoplight by a driver who was sending a text message. She was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. In the months after the accident, she suffered from short-term memory loss and struggled to care for her son while recovering from her injuries. She required extensive physical therapy, and she still feels effects from the crash today.
Alison Holdens experience reminds us that distracted driving crashes don't have to be fatal to have devastating, long-term consequences, said Secretary LaHood. I hope all drivers will remember to keep their eyes on the road, their hands on the wheel, and their cell phones in the glove compartment.
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