Why? I Didn’t Mean This

Zaharoula K


It was around 5 pm when I got off from work,I work at a law firm on the opposite side of town. As I entered my car a blue Charger as I do everyday, I didn’t know my life was about to change forever. I am a workaholic and whenever my phone rings it’s probably a client or just from work in general. I was halfway from my house and my phone began to vibrate. I normally do not pick up my phone when I drive, but I just did. It was work and I was texting a client, but what I didn’t know was that there was a car uphead. I never anticipated the car in front and in a matter of minutes there was a loud sound and it was my car rearending the car in front of me and causing both cars to spin out of control. Somehow what felt like an eternity I managed to get out of my car, but I cant say the same for the driver of the other car.The other car hit a tree, and as I walked up to the car I noticed a baby seat in the back seat. My heart began to drop as the driver of the car from my vantage point wasn’t moving and I heard no cries. The police and ambulance arrived, I was fine, only a minor concussion but the two passengers of the car were not. A father and his 5 year old daughter were pronounced dead at the scene. I began to cry, knowing that I killed two innocent lives and that I would be arrested for manslaughter. This came true as I sit from a jail cell which I will spend 5 years for, because of a text. I warn those who text and drive, because its not worth hurting others and ruining your own life in the process.


This story of a young woman who is driving home from work is involved in a car accident in which she causes because of a text. This ends up resulting in not only the deaths of two innocent people one being a child, she also ends up in prison for five years which ruins her career too. Even though the woman didn’t want this to happen, it did. This is the case for so many people who end up in accidents because of distractions including and most prominently through using a cellphone to either text or call. This can be used as a warning that your life can change in matter of seconds and everything you can dream of can easliy fly out the door. The risk that comes with texting isn’t worth the troubles that will follow.