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It's a miracle this texting driver survived her bizarre injury

It's a miracle this texting driver survived her bizarre injury
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Oh, this story is painful!

You all know how important it is to me that you don't text and drive. Over 3,300 people die every year from texting and driving, and over 420,000 people are injured in texting-and-driving cases.

The worst part is that all of it could be prevented. Just like this Colorado woman who learned the hard way - and survived.

Christina Jahnz was dropping her daughter off at Elizabeth Middle School in Colorado when her daughter realized that she had left her saxophone at home. Christina started texting her friend in the parking lot, slowly rolling at 20mph.

"I was running late for a business meeting, so I did a voice text. I looked down to make sure it was all right. The next thing I knew, I was looking up, there was white powder from the air bags deployed," Jahnz said.

Christina had hit a guardrail pole. The pole pierced the truck, impaling Christine through the thigh and buttocks and continuing through the back of her seat.

Elizabeth firefighters rushed to the scene, where they had to saw both ends of the pole to free Christine from the truck and sped her to the hospital. At the hospital, she was rushed into surgery, where the rest of the pole was removed.

"I went into surgery and I lost count of the stitches after 40. They stitched me up inside too. I'm truly a miracle. They said if it [had] gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out," Jahnz said.

 The accident happened Wednesday morning, and Christina was released from the hospital on Sunday night. She is expected to make a full recovery, and can now walk with the aid of a walker.

"It's devastating knowing that I could have prevented it to begin with. I just hope my story helps to save the lives of others. Don't text and drive," Jahnz said.

You can see her exclusive interview below.

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