Pole Impales Woman in Buttocks After Crashing Vehicle While Texting

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ELIZABETH, Colorado — A woman had to undergo surgery after she was impaled by a pole during a car crash.

Christina Jahnz says she was checking a text as she drove away from her daughter’s school in Elizabeth, Colorado.

“I was running late for a business meeting, so I did a voice text. I looked down to make sure it was all right. The next thing I knew, I was looking up, there was white powder from the air bags deployed,” Jahnz told affiliate KUSA.

A guardrail pole pinned Jahnz to her seat as it went through the front of her truck and into her buttocks. Firefighters had to cut the front and back of the pole, which surgeons later removed.

Jahnz spent four days in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. But she had this warning.

“It’s devastating knowing that I could have prevented it to begin with. I just hope my story helps to save the lives of others. Don’t text and drive,” Jahnz told KUSA.


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