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Werner Herzog’s unflinching film examines aftermath of texting while driving

| Aug 13, 2013 | Car Accidents

As attorneys dealing with injuries, we see it all and the saddest cases are the ones that could have been prevented. We encourage everyone to watch and share this documentary. We all were able to live without the ability to text message ten years ago, surely we can refrain from texting while driving. Make the pledge not to text and drive. You may be saving a life:

You might not think you want to watch Werner Herzog’s new film. But you cannot turn away after the opening line from a teenage girl on a Milwaukee street:

“I had my brother in my hand, and all of a sudden my hand was empty.”

“From One Second to the Next” is a 35-minute documentary the German filmmaker produced for AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign about the lethal hazards of texting while driving.

Herzog examines four crashes where people were killed or disabled by texting drivers. Police, drivers and victims and their parents, siblings and children give detailed testimony that is understated but unflinching.

It’s a great improvement over the crude driver’s-ed films from earlier decades, where grim troopers stacked beer bottles on the bloody fenders of wrecked cars. It will doubtless find similar use in schools across the country – with, you can only hope, better results.