Cell phone accident and my son was almost killed. The year was 2001.

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    This shows what happens when your hit by someone on a cell phone while driving!!! My wife was sitting at a redlight when a jerk talking on his hands free cell phone going at 50 MPH rear ended my wife because he was not paying attention to the road. Life is so much more important than a cell phone call!!!!!! My son suffered a severe brain injury in this accident and I have gone round and round with myself whether to post these pics. As a public announcement I have decided too, but it is heart wrenching for my wife and I to look at these and see the blood in the car and relive this moment. My oldest was the one in the accident, (Patrick) and as you can see in the pics I have posted he is doing fine now after a long 5 year road of doctors and therapy, and tutors. PLEASE, WHEN YOUR DRIVING PULL OVER TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION, SAVE A LIFE BECAUSE IT COULD BE YOURS THAT YOUR SAVING. PS- By the way the driver of the Ford Expedition that was on his phone received a 200.00 fine and went on with his life. Think about that, but if my son would of died like he almost did the driver of the Ford was going to be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

    1. conrado4 90 months ago | reply

      So glad to see your son has recovered.I agree with you,nothing needs to be done on the road but driving.

    2. adriamooney 89 months ago | reply

      I am also glad your son is ok. Unfortunately not everyone is ok as a result of this problem. I hope you don't mind, I used this photo in my blog post about driving while talking on cell phones at the ergonomenon

    3. Twiglah 87 months ago | reply

      im a new driver, should be getting my lisence in 2 months... ive heard so much about how dangerous talking on ur cell phone and driving is... and now after reading what u wrote and looking at ur pics im making a vow to never talk on my phone and drive, i will pull over- and save a life.

    4. Sportsphotographybybradyllc.com 87 months ago | reply

      laurent808 Thank you for reading the blog per say and understanding the importance of safety issues as we drive. My son has life long effects from this and is a constant struggle for him as he lives out his life. I am happy that he is doing better and is alive but wanted to share our pain and anguish with others, thanks again for writting back. Brady family

    5. Sportsphotographybybradyllc.com 86 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read about our son and the accident that has changed all our lives.

    6. Yanks4Life23519 76 months ago | reply

      omg I'm so sorry! People make the stupidest mistakes sometimes and that's why I never talk on my phone while driving!!

    7. Sportsphotographybybradyllc.com 76 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comment and for not driving while talking on your phone or texting. My son is doing great but has life long learning difficulties because of this accident. He is a great kid and we are so lucky to still have him,smile FRank Brady

    8. jedinudist 69 months ago | reply

      I know it took some soul searching to post this, but it serves as an excellent example to these mindless morons that seem to believe their vehicles will take care of the driving while they chat away mindlessly on their phones. My family has almost been hit countless times by these morons.

      Sue the guy that did this to your family.

      I hope more people see this and think before they chat.

    9. yutz1313 69 months ago | reply

      I haven't had that bad an experience, but I've had way too many close calls. Thank you for having the courage to put these on here, as you can see from the young lady who posted earlier, you've made a difference. God bless your son, and I'm happy he is recovering. We, as a society, need to do more regarding the problem of cell phones and driving - as the studies show we need to think of it the way we think of drunk driving. 40 years ago I heard a lot of people claiming they could handle driving while drunk and now society won't tolerate it.

    10. jenny_geanie 66 months ago | reply

      I am sorry to hear about your this unfortunate accident. I also hope you do not mind for using your pictures for a presentation at my university. I attend the University of Texas in San Antonio and I am using it demonstrate the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Thank you for sharing your story and I am glad to see your son is doing better. God Bless your family.

    11. MonaFrye 64 months ago | reply

      I want to add this to our facebook page with your permission.
      Springfield Prevention Coalition
      Spfld, VT

    12. Sportsphotographybybradyllc.com 64 months ago | reply

      You have my permission, anyone does... Thanks for getting the message out, I wish ABC, CBS, and FOX News would pick my story up to educate others as this issue has been in the news as of late.

    13. mycellphonezack 63 months ago | reply

      I'm doing a sci fair proj on the phone's effect on reaction and so far. It makes the reaction slower.

    14. DATTGuy1 45 months ago | reply

      I wanted to speak with you about the picture posted of Patrick, the young child who was injured from a car crash related to cell phones. I run a Non Profit Organization against distracted driving and your son's pictures captivated us. DATT (Drivers Against Texting & Talking) is the NPO and our website is www.keepingdriversaware.com. Our organization uses lots of pictures of victims of distracted driving, and your son's pictures tend to stick out to a majority of our audience. we wanted to post your son's pictures on our website and include him in our "victim's fund" which raises money for families and individuals related to distracted driving (assuming the accident was not their fault).

      Please contact me ASAP, as we are doing a large scale media event (ABC, NBC) in Michigan next week, and would like to include your son's pictures and story into our presentation.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

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