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Survivor Stories: Life After Being Hit by an Impaired Driver

By Jacob Smith

Most teens who drive distracted have this perception that they are experts. That driving while texting, using social media, or while impaired – a form of cognitive distraction – is not dangerous and that they will never experience a crash resulting in death or even serious injuries.

On April 12, 2014, as I was coming back from a state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), leadership conference our school vehicle was hit head on by an impaired driver.

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