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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.

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16 Comments

  1. Lefty1995

    Posted by Lefty1995 on November 21, 2013 at 17:46

    Driving is the only time my phone isn’t on me. It’s in the center console upside down so I don’t get distracted by the screen lighting up.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by countrychic143 on June 28, 2012 at 11:40

    My dad was flipped over by a high school girl texting. He almost died. The girl didnt get in trouble or anything but I had some things to say in that.

  3. Paris

    Posted by Paris on June 26, 2012 at 22:32

    Lord,help drivers to pay attention so that we won’t make mistakes and hurt people because of our carelessness. In Jesus name,amen.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by laxgirl3 on June 17, 2012 at 17:55

    Next time dont text on the phone. I’m sure now he learned his lesson. Hope your ok. But it is heart breaking!!!!!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by SugarGirl on June 15, 2012 at 10:07

    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.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by haley_nicole_4_Christ on June 14, 2012 at 05:17

    This is why I’m SOO happy that it’s finally illegal in the state of Ohio to text and drive. And if your under sixteen, it’s illegal to even talk on the phone! 🙂

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by dana13se on June 14, 2012 at 01:26

    Thank goodness for strict cops in my state! I pray that everyone involved becomes Christian and allows God to heal them.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by june152011 on June 13, 2012 at 19:43

    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.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Arrow on June 17, 2012 at 11:28

      I know how you feel my best friend got killed in one 2

  9. Loving.Lexie

    Posted by Loving.Lexie on June 13, 2012 at 14:36

    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.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by melissa6395 on June 24, 2012 at 20:46

      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… 🙂

  10. trumpetchick

    Posted by trumpetchick on June 13, 2012 at 12:19

    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.

  11. pinkgodlover

    Posted by pinkgodlover on June 13, 2012 at 10:04

    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.

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by fireflygirl13 on June 13, 2012 at 07:03

    That’s heart breaking! Let this be a lesson to us all! Even to those of us who do not drive.

  13. katie74340

    Posted by katie74340 on June 12, 2012 at 18:30

    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!