Man texts ‘I need to quit texting,’ almost dies in texting-related accident

by 5 years ago

Chance Bothe couldn’t have been more prophetic when he texted a friend, “I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident and then how would you feel.”

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Bothe sent the prophetic words followed by “b right there.”

He then careened off a bridge and took a 35-foot drop into a ravine.

Bothe was fortunately rescued mere seconds before it caught fire but he still suffered a laundry list of injuries including:

-Traumatic brain injuries
-Broken neck
-Punctured lung
-Compound leg fractures
-Fractured skull
-Sternum and rib fractures
-Fractured face that required extensive reconstruction surgery

The incident occurred in January and, fortunately, Bothe is now deeper down the road to recovery.

In an interview with KHOU, Bothe’s father estimates that his son is now at about “80 percent of what he was before.”

Given the brush with near death, it definitely could be worse.

Bothe claims he’s learned from this horrendous experience and that he will spread the word about the dangers of texting and driving for the rest of his life.

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