“I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”
The Huffington Post reported that, that was one of the final texts written by 21-year-old university student;Chance Bothe before his truck plummeted off a Texas bridge and into a ravine 6 months ago.
Paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital. There, doctors said he suffered severe brain trauma and had broken almost every bone in his torn body.
Bothe miraculously survived despite suffering brain injuries and breaking nearly every bone in his body, including his cheekbones, neck and skull. He also had to be brought back to life three times, reports WBTV.
This past Wednesday Bothe left the hospital after a six-month stay that included numerous reconstructive surgeries and intensive rehabilitation (he even had to learn how to speak again), according to ABC13. Though the incident took place January 24, only now is he able to discuss the crash.
Bothe’s father said his son nearly died three times while hospitalized. Thankfully, doctors revived him every time. Clearly, sending text messages while driving is not worth one’s life as Bothe soon realized.
“Don’t do it. It’s not worth losing your life,” Bothe said of texting behind the wheel,per the Daily News. “I went to my grandmother’s funeral not long ago, and I kept thinking, it kept jumping into my head, I’m surprised that’s not me up in that casket. I came very close to that, to being gone forever.”