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These Survivors' Lives Were Changed Forever Due to Distracted Drivers

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Bonnie Raffaele

    Kelsey Raffaele, 17, was killed in a crash in 2010. She was talking on her phone at the time. Her mother, Bonnie, has been speaking about safe driving at high schools ever since.


    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.

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