Texting while driving is a horrible, horrible idea. This is not news. And as unfortunate as this story may be, we have to admit, it's a little ironic.

Chance Bothe, a 21-year-old college student from Texas, drove his pickup truck off of a bridge, over a cliff and down into a deep ravine. But the last text he sent before the accident occurred is where the bit of irony – and nearly tragic foreshadowing – comes into focus.

"I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident."

Thankfully, Bothe did not die as a result of this crash, though he suffered a broken neck, crushed face, fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries. After six months of recovery and rehab, Bothe is about 80-percent back to normal.

Scroll down to watch a video detailing the story, in which Bothe talks to KHOU-TV on his last day of rehab.


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      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really want to sympathize for this guy, but I can't.
      GreenN_Gold
      • 2 Years Ago
      I call hogwash, unless someone along the way translated his text into English. This is more believable: "OMG I need 2 quit txtng cuz I culd die in car accdnt LOL."
      Lunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Stooooopid!
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Im happy he didn't injure anyone else.
      Love Great Danes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why does it always take such a tramatic event to get it through the heads of these idiots. I am glad he didn't hurt anyone else physically. But wait, I am sure soon there will be another boo hoo story of an accident and someone "seeing the light" and preaching to not text while driving.
      4gasem
      • 2 Years Ago
      PUT THE PHONE DOWN DUMB ASSES!!!! (Glad to see he's "OK" and didn't hurt anyone else)
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      A warning to other youths.
      amac
      • 2 Years Ago
      If that's not the mother of wakeup calls, I don't know what is. He's a very, very lucky man. I shudder to think about the medical bills though.
      MrWhopee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope that 80% of normal means he can do everything else a normal person can, except drive. Or at least texting and drive.
      DigDug
      • 2 Years Ago
      Could have been worse... he could have done that to someone else.
      wickedme91
      • 2 Years Ago
      So you mean he was pretty close to fulfilling his prophetic message?
      Rexxer
      • 2 Years Ago
      So many sick comments here. He learned his lesson and God let him live to share the dangers with everyone else. I ride a motorcycle year round, I see so many idiots texting/talking on their phones swerving all over, just the other day this idiot was watching some videos on hits phone while doing 60 in a 45....
        Camaroman101
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rexxer
        correction * . . . and his ford let him live . . .*
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rexxer
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          Rexxer
          • 2 Years Ago
          Who the hell said I was scared? Just stating facts I see everyday riding. I didn't mention the stupid kids shining laser pointers in my eyes or dumbasses throwing fountain drinks at me just for the laughs. People are sick and stupid, on topic, phone use in cars will be illegal in the near future due to the few idiots who aren't responsible enough to be driving in the first place.
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