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Old 02-19-06, 01:40 AM
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Car Crash Victimís Arm Found, Cellphone Intact

http://www.wlextv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4449021

CLARK COUNTY
Woman's Arm Severed In Car Accident


A Letcher County woman suffered a horrible injury early Thursday when her arm was severed in a car crash on the Mountain Parkway in Clark County.

Jacqueline Dotson and her six-year-old daughter had to be cut out of their vehicle after the accident in which Dotson veered into the median and over-corrected, rolling her truck over the guardrail and landing upside down after flipping several times.

Several people stopped to help, and it turns out, the good samaritans may very well have saved Dotson's life. Sheila Vice, a nurse's aide, and an off-duty EMT from another county stopped to help, and put a tourniquet on Dotson's arm to stop the bleeding. Her arm was found near the accident still clutching a cell phone.

"Basically we stayed there and talked to them until the EMT drivers got there," said Vice.

Rescuers used the jaws of life to get the Dotson and her daughter out of the truck. Both were flown to hospitals, and Dotson is listed in serious condition at UK Hospital. Her daughter is not in the hospital, and sheriff's officials say they believe she's going to be fine.

Both were wearing seat belts.


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".....can you hear me now?"
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Glad that the kid is ok

@ the woman.
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Good job.

Feel bad for her, but she's gonna regret that decision to chat it up while driving.
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Good they're alive. Bad she was on her cell phone while driving.
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Keep both hands on the wheel, keep your arm.
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Why, in this day and age of wireless Bluetooth and Regular Headsets do people still hold phones to their heads while driving?
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Why, in this day and age of wireless Bluetooth and Regular Headsets do people still hold phones to their heads while driving?
Because Bluetooth & headsets are obnoxious.

I would rather lose my arm.
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
Because Bluetooth & headsets are obnoxious.

I would rather lose my arm.
Then you sir, will get your wish!

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At the very least the federal law should be an ear piece is mandatory.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Why, in this day and age of wireless Bluetooth and Regular Headsets do people still hold phones to their heads while driving?
It took me a long time to convince my brother to spend 10 bucks and buy a stupid hands free. Now he uses it all the time.
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Please keep your arms and hands inside the vehicle at all times.

People will always talk on their cell phones while driving. My car was totaled when a girl slammed me from behind while chatting on her cell.
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It isn't holding the cell phone that is distracting, it is the conversation itself...
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When the busdriver says "Keep your arms inside the bus", you do it, understand?
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I had to forward this link to a friend who had a car accident recently, because it reminded me of him and how much worse he could've had it. While driving one night, my friend was taking out his cell phone to call someone and dropped it on the floor. So he (stupidly) reached down to get it and lost control of his car, crashing it into a retaining wall. His car was totalled and he broke his collarbone as well (he did have his seatbelt on, BTW).

(And after he told me all about his accident, which had a lot more detail to the story, he asked, "So what's going on with you?" My answer was "I have nothing to say that can compare to that.")
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Originally Posted by littlefuzzy
It isn't holding the cell phone that is distracting, it is the conversation itself...
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Originally Posted by littlefuzzy
It isn't holding the cell phone that is distracting, it is the conversation itself...
She may have still had the accident but she might not have lost her arm.
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Originally Posted by WallyOPD
She may have still had the accident but she might not have lost her arm.
No, it would've been her ear!
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Originally Posted by littlefuzzy
It isn't holding the cell phone that is distracting, it is the conversation itself...
Exactly. They should have a cone of silence around drivers. Or ticket passengers for talking to drivers.
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Originally Posted by littlefuzzy
It isn't holding the cell phone that is distracting, it is the conversation itself...
I don't think this is correct. It is easy to observe the difference in attention and driving behavior between drivers talking to somebody who is in their car and somebody over the phone.

I've noticed that with myself, where I was talking to somebody in the car and could recall what I saw on the road compared to a conversation on the phone where I couldn't remember much about what I saw during that time.

Not to mention that even if you are distracted during a conversation with a person in the car you at least have another pair of eyes being able to see any potential problems that might occur.
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Originally Posted by littlefuzzy
It isn't holding the cell phone that is distracting, it is the conversation itself...
It is odd, as I am on the fence about this. When I am talking to someone next to me while driving, I have no problem. But when I am on the phone while driving, even with hands free stuff, I still feel more distracted. No idea why.
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It is the conversation that's problematic (though I'm sure messing with a phone won't help matters); the thing to consider is that conversations with passengers differ fundamentally from those that occur over a phone. For example, when you approach situations wherein more attention to driving tasks is required (e.g., heavier traffic), passengers will quiet down to allow for that attentional shift, while those on the phone will not be able to do so.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
It is odd, as I am on the fence about this. When I am talking to someone next to me while driving, I have no problem. But when I am on the phone while driving, even with hands free stuff, I still feel more distracted. No idea why.

Small brain?
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Actually, using the cellphone is also distracting. I see on a regular basis, men and women pushing buttons on their phones and seemingly trying to figure out the menus while driving at the same time.

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