Portion of Florida Highway Named for Victim of Texting While Driving

January 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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On Monday, January 3rd, a portion of US 27 in Polk County Florida was re-named, “Heather Hurd Highway” in memory of Heather Hurd. She was on her way to meet her parents to plan her wedding. Instead, she was killed by a truck driver who was texting while driving.

Her mother says, “We are the trian wreck,” according to this article “You don’t have to feel this. You have to put your phone away.”

Distracted Driving Foundation


Driver Who Killed Two Teens Was Texting While Driving

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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CTV News reports that the driver who killed Senhit Mehari and Amutha Subramaniam was texting while driving. The two teens were travelling in a car with three other people who were all on their way home from a Halloween Party. The driver who was texting ran a red light and hit them.

The driver faces charges that include: “…impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.” Friends and family of the victims held a vigil with a message that the driver deserves more than just a slap on the wrist for these serious charges.

Distracted Driving Foundation