Okay, folks. It’s time for the Unfiltered aspect here at Android Unfiltered to come into play. I was wondering how long it’d be until I had a reason to rant, and here we are. Already. Before I dig in, I’ll apologize in advance for the graphic content contained within this post. This isn’t for the faint of heart, so if that’s you, maybe go check out one of our Android app posts, instead. You’ve been warned.
Now that that’s out of the way, let me begin by saying this:
GTFO YOUR PHONE WHILE YOU’RE DRIVING.
I’ll let that sink in a second…
Got it? Good.
If you haven’t seen the news as of late, there’s a horrible story going around that has me boiling mad right now. I’ll give you the quick rundown.
On July 21st, 2017, 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez, her 14-year-old sister, Jacqueline, and another teen girl were involved in a terrible automobile crash. The wreck resulted in Jacqueline losing her life and the other young passenger sustained major trauma to her leg.
Now, the real kicker here is this, folks — and it’s a doozy. Obdulia, the car’s driver, isn’t just accused of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the crash, but she was also on her phone — live streaming to Instagram — in the moments leading up to the accident. Even worse, immediately after the crash she grabbed her phone and live streamed her poor 14-year-old sister, laying on the ground dying, with a hole the size of Texas in her head.
In the video, you hear Obdulia say, “Hey, everybody, if I go to fucking jail for life, you already know why,” as she’s filming her sister’s lifeless body. “My sister is fucking dying. Look, I fucking love my sister to death. I don’t give a fuck. Man, we about to die. This is the last thing I wanted to happen to us, but it just did. Jacqueline, please wake up,” she continues.
Is Your Phone Screen Worth Your Life?
“I don’t fucking care though,” Sanchez then says. “I’m a hold it down. I love you, rest in peace, sweetie. If you don’t survive, baby, I am so fucking sorry. I did not mean to kill you, sweetie. Sweetie, I am fucking sorry. Sweetie, please, wake up!” Jacqueline was pronounced dead shortly afterward. According to sheriffs dealing with the wreckage, Jacqueline was in the back seat of the vehicle, allegedly without a seat belt, and upon the vehicle rolling over, it ejected her and killed her.
“Hey, everybody, if I go to fucking jail for life, you already know why.”
Now, before you watch the video below, let me warn you. This is graphic, fucked up shit. 1000% not for the squeamish, or those who don’t like to see blood. The video I’m sharing is from YouTube and slightly less graphic than the one you can find on LiveLeak, due to blurred video at times, but you’ll get the point. It’s also probably one of the worst videos I’ve ever seen – and that saying a lot. That said, here is the footage from Obdulia’s live stream. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of.
Now, because of this kid’s moronic life decisions and ignorance, her poor parents have to bury one child and face the possibility of losing another for a great deal of time. Obdulia is now facing charges of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. A good portion of her life is likely now written off, due to a lengthy prison sentence. And rightfully fucking so.
Jacqueline’s time on this planet is done now, and there’s no taking that back. Sure, the road ahead for Obdulia isn’t going to be easy, but she’s reaping what she sowed. And hopefully cases like this will serve as a good reminder for you the next time you’re cruising down the road and your phone goes off. Put that shit away, dude or dude-ette. It ain’t worth it.
Most Of Us Are Guilty, But We All Need To Stop
If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s a liar. I’m guilty of the exact type of ignorance I’m currently ranting about. I try to keep phone usage to a minimum while driving, but I can’t say I don’t occasionally break the rules. And I’m betting you do, too. Luckily, most of us have never had to go through anything as horrific as what the Sanchez family are currently going through. But we all need to cut it out. Yes, myself included.
As a father who genuinely loves life, I want to be around to see my kids grow up. I promise I’ll do my part and leave the status updates for after I park the car, but can you all do the same, please? My family, my friends and co-workers, and anyone reading this. Put your phone down, drive safe, and get where you need to go. Your loved ones will thank you, and so will I.
Now, I don’t like to end things on a bad note, and I think it’s always a good idea to present a solution if you’re going to rant about something, So, I’ve taken the liberty of putting together a few tips to help keep you safe next time you’re out on the road. I’ll also point you towards the GoFundMe page set up by the Sanchez family to help with Jacqueline’s funeral expenses, if you care to donate.
They Call It A Smartphone For A Reason…
Your smartphone can do lots of things. Why not take advantage of a few of its features that help to minimize distractions and keep you focused on what’s most important while driving? Yep, you guessed it – the road. Here are a few suggestions.
- Bluetooth is ideal, but not having it in your car isn’t an excuse to use your phone while driving.
- Make use of “OK, Google” and the Google Assistant, if you have access. Most newer phones do, so if yours doesn’t, consider an upgrade.
- Set your phone ringer volume to silent before you even start to drive. You’re less apt to look at your phone, if you don’t know you’re getting notifications.
- Some apps will let you set an auto-response for text messages that you can enable to let others know you’re driving. Android Auto is an excellent option, as it controls SMS, Google Maps and Navigation, and many music streaming apps. It won’t let you post to social media, however. You’re just gonna have to wait til you’re done driving on that one.
- If anybody gets mad that you don’t respond right away, explain to them that you’d rather live a decent life than end up in a situation like Obdulia – the ignorant twatwaffle, she is.
And here’s a download link for Android Auto, should you be so inclined as to try it.
Again, I apologize for the blood and guts, but I care about you guys and gals. And, I don’t want to have to read any more stories like the one I’m ranting about here today. So, be safe out there, kids. We owe it to one another.
Until next time!
Source: The Washington Post