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Woman Severely Injured Texting While Driving, Shares Painful Story

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ELIZABETH, Colo. -

One Colorado woman is telling a very painful story about the dangers of texting behind the wheel.

Christina Jahnz crashed her car after looking down to check her phone while pulling into her daughter's middle school.

“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,” Christina said.

Her SUV slammed into a guard rail causing a 4-inch metal pole to plunge in through the headlight, straight through her hip, and out the top of her buttocks pinning her to the seat.

“I don't think it's truly sunk in. you know, I truly could be dead," Christina said.

Rescuers had to cut off both ends of the pole just to get her out of the car. Doctors say it barely missed vital organs.

"It's a miracle because if it went any higher, she would have been gone," Christina's daughter Emily said.

“I'm truly a miracle,” Christina added.

Now at home with her family, doctors expect Christina to make a full recovery and she wants to make sure no one else makes the same mistake of texting and driving.

"You don't know what you've got until it's gone and I almost lost her," said Christina's husband Nicholas.

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