The crash was so avoidable. Seemingly standard fare in an era of impatience and electronics, But he was so much more than a statistic, More than another death caused by yet another distracted driver. How is it fair that someone so smart get killed by something so stupid? She was just going to answer one text. She multi-tasked all the time with no problem, And she knew this road so well. Besides, the world would end if she didn’t answer immediately, right? Wrong. She drifted, he screamed. She crushed another family’s world. It was five seconds she tried to save. And decades that he lost. It wasn’t worth it. It was so avoidable.
This story was entirely from my imagination. I don’t know anyone who has been involved in a distracted driving accident, but I have seen many people in my community text and drive.