Texting has caused another family to be left broken hearted.

In the state of Michigan it is illegal to text and drive. According to Your Mechanic...

Texting and driving is banned for drivers of all ages and licensure status in the state of Michigan. Texting and driving is illegal in Michigan and this includes reading, typing, or sending a text message on any electronic device.

Yet, that does not seem to stop people.The Detroit Free Press is reporting that...

Jennifer Helen Campbell, 20, of St. Ignace, has been charged with one count of reckless driving causing death. Authorities said she was using social media on her phone when she struck two pedestrians who were walking away from a car accident Jan. 10 in Chippewa County.

Jennifer was unspecified social media platform when the accident took place, but in full disclosure regarding the accident, the victim was

Chippewa County Sheriff Michael Bitnar told the Free Press...

The incident was the culmination of many bad decisions by all involved parties.

The two victims of the accident had reportedly been drinking that evening' and ran off the expressway and hit a reflector poll it was then that they started to walk for help.Police reports state that the 2 victims were walking down the side of 1-75 when they were hit by Jennifer's car. One victim died, the other sustained injuries but will recover.

Jennifer has a court date set for April 22nd posted this statement on Facebook...

I’m so thankful to have walked away from this with only a few bumps & bruises. God was definitely with me last night. Also a huge thank you to the law enforcement & Kinross EMS for their considerate handling of this tragic situation. I’m praying for all of those involved. Please stay safe everyone.

This story is so sad and could have never happened if the driver of the car was not on her phone while driving.

Edgar Snyder & Associates complied list of statics regarding texting and driving...

  • The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.
  • Nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.
  • 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving.
  • Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk.
  • Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. Traveling at 55 mph, that's enough time to travel the length of a football field.
  • Of all cell phone related tasks, texting is by far the most dangerous activity.

Everyone should put down their phones and arrive safely at their destination.

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