DENVER (KUSA) – A Colorado woman learned firsthand the dangers of texting and driving, and says it was a lesson she will never forget.
According to KUSA in Denver, Christina Jahnz admitted to texting and driving when she hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and buttocks.
Elizabeth, Co. firefighters had to saw off the front and back end of the pole to get the woman out.
Jahnz says she dropped off her daughter’s saxophone at Elizabeth Middle School and while she was driving away, she started texting a friend.
“I was running late for a business meeting, so I did a voice text. I looked down to make sure it was all right. The next thing I knew, I was looking up, there was white powder from the air bags deployed,” Jahnz said.
KUSA says Jahnz told them she realized that the guardrail pole went through the front of her truck, through her buttocks and into the back of her seat. Firefighters had to use saws to cut the front and back end of the pole before rushing her to the hospital, according to Jahnz.
After a four day stay at the hospital, Jahnz is now home. She has to walk with a walker, but is expected to make a full recovery.