Someone's LAST Bad Day!! (Wreck)

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This image has been going around the web for years. It happened in the mid-2000s somewhere in Jersey I believe. There was never any mention of a cell phone in any of the news reports, but the image has been adopted by the don't text and drive movement anyway. And yes, the fact that corvettes don't have a back seat should be a dead giveaway to the false claim.

Now I'm not condoning texting and driving at all, but I think there must be plenty of other examples of real accidents involving cell phones that could be used to illustrate the point, rather than adopting an accident that had nothing to do with them. It only delegitimizes the movement.

The best theory out there on the real cause of this accident is that the guy was in a rush and traffic wasn't moving fast enough for him. The semi was parked on the shoulder with mechanical trouble. The corvette driver was tailgating another semi and couldn't get around him on the left, so he decided to pass him by hopping on the shoulder. When he went to do so... BAM! This is apparently a common scenario in that area of New Jersey (I mean the passing, not the accident).

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