Dallas, TX — A new public service announcement airing in Wales is stirring up controversy about whether it is too graphic for television. Others say it is exactly the message we need to be sending to drivers.
The PSA shows two teen girls distracted over a text message while driving. The driver collides head-on into another car. While the car is disabled, a third car smashes into the passenger side.
The driver discovers her friend lying dead in the passenger seat. The camera then shows the other vehicle and a young child inside, asking why her parents are not waking up.
The PSA is not being aired on U.S. television. To even view the ad on YouTube, you must verify that you are at least 18 years old. More than 1 million people have viewed the hard-hitting PSA on YouTube.
You can view it here, along with some NBC commentary, but WARNING: it is extremely graphic.
Unfortunately, these events are all too common, and as a Dallas personal injury lawyer, I am all too often asked to help family members who suffer these types of tragedies deal with the aftermath. Due to the lack of enforcement, text messaging while driving has become the biggest safety concern on our roads. It is the cause of countless serious car accidents in our communities like Dallas, Garland, Plano, and Mesquite, Texas.
If you have been involved in an auto accident in Dallas, Garland, Plano, or Mesquite, Texas, or the surrounding areas, an experienced-local personal injury attorney can help you and your family. Our car accident attorneys offer free consultations on personal injury cases. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed, you should contact a Dallas, TX personal injury lawyer immediately so that you will know your legal rights and can determine what insurance coverage may be in place to cover damages. Call our office at (972) 231-5800 for more information or click here to contact us by email.