Survivor Advocate Pennie Hunt - National Safety Council

Survivor Advocate Pennie Hunt

In 2018, a distracted driver took away more than a year of Pennie Hunt's life and changed her forever. Pennie described the crash and the effects she still lives with today at the 2021 Green Cross Celebration in Orlando Oct. 11.

The highway patrolman who investigated the collision said several things happened that kept her from being killed: She wasn't hit by a larger vehicle, she swerved slightly left when stopped in traffic to keep from being sandwiched between cars, and she was wearing a seat belt.

Pennie also lost her 22-year-old son to an opioid overdose in 2007. As a writer and a speaker, her mission is to help others stay safe.

Watch her story:

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