22-year-old Bethany was driving home from her aunt’s house in Michigan in August, 2010. She was in the passenger seat with her boyfriend behind the wheel of a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire. As they crossed the border into Oshawa, Bethany did something most of us wouldn’t think twice about doing.
She stretched out, got comfy, popped the seat back, and put her feet up on the dashboard. What happened next changed her life forever.
While Bethany was napping, a small vehicle collided with a motorcycle, which caused a tragic chain reaction. A semi-truck driver slammed on his brakes with Bethany’s Sunfire traveling behind. Her boyfriend couldn’t stop the car in time to avoid rear-ending the semi. He was, however, able to move his car over in time to save her legs; leg injuries are highly common as a result of car collisions.
The motorcyclist passed away. Bethany’s boyfriend needed 100 stitches. As for Bethany, her life has been forever changed, all because she put her feet up on the dashboard. She suffered broken bones to both her feet, and when the airbags went off, they hit back of her knees which caused them to slam her in the face, leaving her with a broken eye socket, cheek bone, and nose.
Though she has no memory of the crash, she feels its impact every day. She must take 20 pills each morning just to manage her pain.
Bethany went public with her story to help others learn from her mistake.
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