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    Young Boy Texts While Driving, Kills Man in Accident

    PI readers, it is so important that you do not text while driving. Accidents happen so quickly–it is such a danger to be holding your phone, looking down or not paying attention when you’re behind the wheel. Some even argue that the use of earpieces is not safe. Eating in the car or playing with the radio are also distractions.

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    Recently, an 18-year-old boy was found guilty for killing a man after texting while driving and hitting a car head on. The man who died in the incident left behind three children.

    According to ABC News,

    Aaron Deveau of Haverhill was sentenced to 2 ½ years behind bars with a year to serve and the remainder suspended for the February 2011 crash that took the life of Donald Bowley Jr., 55, of Danville, N.H., and seriously injured Bowley’s girlfriend.

    It was also reported that

    …Deveau, who had faced a maximum of four years behind bars, also was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and surrender his driver’s license for 15 years (ABC News).

    PI readers, let us pray for the distracted drivers and for protection on our roads. Also, pray for the lives affected by this accident. Write a prayer or comment below.

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    16 COMMENTS

    1. This is so heart breaking. I don’t know if any of you saw this television show a while ago, the parents of teens put video cameras where they could see if their child was texting or being distracted while driving. One teen had his friends and girls in bikinis in the car with him who were not seat belted. Another teen was texting and hit a mailbox. It was sad to see so many teens distracted by driving and getting themselves or others injured or killed!

    2. my mom saw this sign that said “honk if you love Jesus text while driving if you want to meet him” at first i thought it was funny but when you think about it people are putting themselves or others in danger just so they can text someone,that’s crazy.

    3. It’s illegal in my state. And with good reason. I can’t drive yet, but I should be getting my permit soon, so yeah. This is heartbreaking. I think they really took it easy on him with his sentence.

    4. Wow. My mom texts all the time while driving-which scares me. Even before I saw this photo! I’ve heard of other collisions, and seen disturbing videos…especially since I just started driver’s ed today, I’m taking this even more seriously. Prayers said!
      Amen.

      • my mom used to text and drive alot. I finally just told her how much it really freaked me out! I offered to read/write her texts for her or hold her phone until we get to the destination… 🙂

    5. Oh my word. Praying for that family. One of my closest friends was killed not long before christmas last year becuase somebody was texting while they were driving. It is so hard because once you find out all you want to do is be mad at that person. It’s hard to forgive but it’s something we have to do.

    6. It is soo sad to hear about these things.. About a year back, sometime in August I believe, a truck-driver from Canada was driving through Jackman, Maine (where my grandparents live, and where I was spending the summer). He was tired and fell asleep at the wheel. He wasn’t a teen, but he was distracted while he was driving. He crashed into a telephone poll, went a few feet and rolled and finally crashed. The logs in his truck rolled into a house where a father, pragnant mother, and three kids were. The youngest son was killed.. The mother broke her hip bone and the baby she was carrying died. The man driving the truck admitted to falling asleep at the wheel and NOT stopping to get some rest when he was tired. In Jackman there are so many hotels and motels he could have stopped at. He had most likely been through the town multiple times and knew that fact. It is just so sad to hear about these tragic accidents. My grandfather is a pastor for the CMA (Christian and Missionary Alliance) and so he was with the family as was my Nana for grieving purposes. It is just so sad to see all these tragic things happening around us, when we can stand up to stop these things.. I think that everyone should stand up for whats right, and should stand up and be missionaries to those who need it. But God makes things happen for a reason. You just have to hope that the people who passed had Him in their heart.

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