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3/26/2013 11:31:00 AM
Letter: Don't text and drive
Williams-Grand Canyon News

To the editor:

How many times have we seen the TV commercial, don't text and drive? I am a great believer in that. On January 31, at 10:30 a.m., I fell down in front of my house. It was snowing and I couldn't get up to ring the doorbell, so I crawled to the front walk by the mailbox. I figured somebody would see me there. I lay there for about 30 minutes; about 20 cars went by on Grant Ave. and Sixth Street, a busy street, but nobody saw me. They were too busy texting on their cell phones. I was lucky a city truck stopped at the stop sign and the driver, Ruiz, saw me and came to the rescue and soon Pruett, another city worker, and Lou Carlo came to help and took me to the clinic and transported me to Flagstaff hospital. I didn't break anything, but was bruised pretty good. Thank you all again, if it had not been for your help, I wouldn't be here writing this letter. Don't text and drive!

Perico Avila


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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Article comment by: Bruce Bloomquist

Texting? Heck, I'd be impressed if folks around town starting using their turn signals and hung up those bloody cell phones that seem to be permanently attached to their heads.

Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Article comment by: Zak Lybrand

First off, I'm glad Perico is okay and that Ruiz was kind enough to stop and help them.

Moving on, I'm curious as to why they are assuming that nobody saw them due to texting. Some people get tunnel vision while driving, or just don't focus on the side of the road. I would advise against chastising people for something that you don't know they did.

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