Young Woman Shares Her Message, Don't Text and Drive

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Students at Lincoln Southwest High School know the dangers of texting while driving.

On Friday they heard from a former student who nearly lost her life as a result.

Joslyn Soucie caused an accident due to texting while driving. She collided with another car carrying a family of five with three young children.

It landed her in a hospital bed, with no memory of what had happened. She spoke before a crowd of current students and pleaded with them not to make the same mistake she did. "It's something that we hear the message a lot, but you don't hear personal stories. It think it's really important to know that it happened to someone that went to Southwest," said Soucie.

Her message to students is simply stop. She says, looking at your phone, for even a second while behind the wheel is a bad idea.