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Video: Woman who survived crash caused by distracted driver talks to teens who text and drive

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YouTube and AT&T released a video in the "It Can Wait" series where teens who admitted to using their phone while driving talked to a woman who lost her parents and was partially paralyzed in an accident caused by a distracted driver.

The cast of YouTube's Summer Break, a show that follows teens in Los Angeles on their summer escapades, talked about their phone and driving habits.

The teens jovially talked about using Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and text messaging while driving.

"I've only done it at stoplights," one person confessed. "I've always been pretty good about it."

Jacy Good told a story about how on her way home from college graduation, a distracted driver turned left at a red light, causing an 18-wheeler to swerve to miss him. The truck hit Good and her family, killing both her parents and leaving her partially paralyzed with months of recovery ahead of her.

The story caused many of the teens to cry and promise to never use their phone while driving again.

"I know this is hard, and I'm sorry. It's hard for me too," Good said to one of the crying teens. "You know this is real. You know the power to make a difference and actually do something about it."

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