A Woman In Colorado Was Impaled In The Butt While Texting And Driving

A pole pierced Christina Jahnz's thigh and buttocks after she started texting and crashed.

Christina Jahnz was driving away from her daughter's school in Elizabeth, Colorado, Wednesday morning when she decided to text a friend, according to 9 News.

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Jahnz said she "did a voice text" because she was running late, but "looked down to make sure it was all right."

Then, as Jahnz glanced down, she crashed into a guard rail. The rail went through her car and pierced her thigh and buttocks.

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She estimated that she was going about 20 mph and only looked down for a "split second."

When rescuers arrived, they had to saw the guard rail off to get Jahnz out.

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Photos provided to 9 News showed a pole and Jahnz's thigh.

"I went into surgery and I lost count of the stitches after 40," she later told 9 News. "They stitched me up inside too."

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Jahnze left the hospital Sunday and is expected to make a full recovery.

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She said she hopes her "story helps to save the lives of others."

Watch the full report here.