Her Last Post On Facebook Caused This Accident – Her Last Words Are Heartwrenching

Courtney Sanford’s decided to take a selfie while driving. Her last words are especially painful and a wake up call to anyone who texts while driving.

Courtney Sanford was driving her Toyota Corolla to work while the hit song “Happy” was playing on the radio. Courtney decided to snap a “selfie” with her phone to share the moment on Facebook.

fatalfbpost04

tuxboard.com

Regrettably, Courtney did not pull over to take the picture. While still driving, she opened her phone’s photo application, framed the shot, smiled, snapped the photo, and then posted it to Facebook. While Courtney was submitting her post, her car veered across the center median into oncoming traffic traveling at 45 miles per hour. 

fatalfbpost02

journalnow.com

Courtney’s Corolla collided with a 24,000 pound recycling truck, the car left the road, impacted a tree and burst into flames. 

fatalfbpost03

thecarcrashdetective.com

Courtney was killed instantly. She worked in the healthcare industry and was a college graduate with two degrees. Four days after the crash her parents, grandmother, and her two brothers laid her to rest. Courtney was 32 years old. 

fatalfbpost13

myfox8.com

Courtney posted her selfie to Facebook that fateful day at 8:33 AM. Police and Fire crews received the first 911 call one minute later, at 8:34 AM.

fatalfbpost05

Screenshot via YouTube

At the scene of the accident Courtney’s cell phone was retrieved from the wreckage with her Facebook post still on the screen. Her last words were “The happy song makes me HAPPY”.

fatalfbpost06

Screenshot via YouTube

When discussing the accident with the media, Police Lieutenant Chris Weisner made the grim comparison between Courtney’s accident and the many public service advertisements aired to warn against the dangers of texting while driving.   

fatalfbpost07

Screenshot via YouTube

Weisner said “we’ve all seen these graphic advertisements on TV, this was real life”.

fatalfbpost08

Screenshot via YouTube

A video of Weisner’s interview, with footage from one of these ads, is provided below. 

The story of Courtney’s accident and its unfortunate cause has been widely reported on television, in newspapers, and online. It is one of many similar stories that happen all too frequently. 

fatalfbpost09

dailymail.co.uk

Courtney was a young, attractive woman in the prime of her life. Her death is made all the more tragic because it was so totally preventable. 

fatalfbpost14

myfox8.com

All of the images of Courtney used in this article have something in common, they are all “selfies” taken with a cell phone. Selfies have become commonplace in our society, we all take them, some of us even do so while driving. If you do, please stop, there are too many flower bouquets planted along the sides of our highways already. 

fatalfbpost11

Screenshot via YouTube

Please SHARE this story with your friends to raise awareness and to keep our loved ones safe.