The text that paralyzed 5-year-old Xzavier said, “I’m on my way.”
Xzavier was crossing the road on a crosswalk when a young driver texting from behind the wheel did not stop at a stop sign and hit the little boy, dragging him for more than 20 feet.
The accident left Xzavier paralyzed from the diaphragm down and caused him to lose his left lung.
After the accident, the driver’s significant other arrived to the scene, very upset, because he knew she was texting. He said that he had been telling her to stop texting and driving for months. Police asked him to leave the scene.
It was reported that the text she was sending said “I’m on my way.”
“It wasn’t that important,” the victim’s mother said. “She could have pulled to the side of the road and gotten that out of the way.”
His mother has been working very hard ever since his accident in 2010 to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and cell phone use while driving.
The little boy, who loved running and football, will now longer fulfill his dreams of playing someday.
“You can’t take your eyes off the road at any time. If you’re going to drive your car, you need to drive your car.”