ELIZABETH, CO - Many people know the dangers of texting while driving -- but they do it anyway.
A Colorado woman is lucky to be alive after she was in a serious accident while texting.
"My daughter had text me and said that she needed me to bring her saxophone to the school."
Christina Jahnz says on Wednesday morning she figured out a way to stop by the middle school but she was running late for a meeting so she gave her friend a heads up.
"I did the voice text and I was in the parking lot and I looked down to make sure it was ok."
And in just a split second...
"The next thing I knew I was looking up and there was white powder from the air bags deployed."
Jahnz had slammed into a guardrail pole. It went through the front light of her truck piercing her in the buttocks and continuing through the seat behind her.
"They had to cut up there and they had to cut behind me because the pipe went through my seat. I could feel it the vibrations and stuff."
Firefighters were able to get her out of the car and she was rushed to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
"I'm truly a miracle. They said if it had gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out."
It's a miracle for sure, but it's also a startling reminder of what can happen when being distracted while driving.