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These Survivors' Lives Were Changed Forever Due to Distracted Drivers

  • Jeri Dye Lynch


    After her 16-year-old son was killed by a distracted driver, Jeri Dye Lynch established the Conor Lynch Foundation to support programs that raise awareness about distracted driving.

    Tom Goeltz


    Tom Goeltz has been a safety professional and advocate his whole life, but nothing could have prepared him for the day he lost his daughter and unborn grandchild.

     

    Douglas Kidd


    One phone call drastically changed the course of Douglas Kidd's life. As a result of that one call, he lost months of his life and had to learn how to walk – and live – again.

     

    Laura Carney 


    Laura Carney received a phone call that no one ever wants to get. Her beloved father, Mick, had been killed when a driver on a cell phone ran a red light.

     

    Erik Spurling


    A texting driver took two years of Erik Spurling's life. The doctors didn't expect him to survive. But his recovery strengthened both his body and his resolve.

     

    Phi Kappa Psi, Syracuse


    When two members of one fraternity died in car crashes just months apart, their brothers in Phi Kappa Psi stepped forward to prevent others from suffering the same loss they did.

    Courtney Merriman


    Courtney Merriman's grandfather, Papa, was an active 92-year-old right up until the day a distracted truck driver struck and killed him while he was crossing the street.

     

    Emily Stein


    Emily Stein's father was killed when a distracted driver veered onto the shoulder and struck him as he was securing a tarp on his truck. The driver was programming her GPS.

     

    Vijay Dixit


    Vijay Dixit's 19-year-old daughter was killed when the driver of the car she was riding in became distracted. He has a message for parents.

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