Chance Bothe, a 21-year-old college student from Houston, TX had a near death accident while texting. Bothe plunged off a bridge, then a cliff and ended up in a deep ravine.
Bothe’s father said his son suffered a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries.
“I said, ‘Call the funeral home. He’ll never make it,’” said Bobby Bothe, Chance’s father. “We lost him three times. They brought him back. He coded three times.”
Six months later, Bothe has recovered about 80 percent. He talked with KHOU-TV’s Kevin Reece on his last day of rehab. That’s where he learned to talk and walk again.
“Yeah, I was text messaging on the phone, flew right off the road,” said Bothe. “I’m very lucky that I’m not gone forever. That I still have things to do on this world.”
“They just need to understand, don’t do it,” he said” It’s not worth losing your life. I went to my grandmother’s funeral not long ago and I kept thinking… I’m surprised that’s not me up in that casket. I came very close to that to being gone forever.”
Ironic enough the text that drove him off a cliff said…
“ I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident”