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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.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:53 p.m. ET

Posted on September 1, 2014, at 12:45 a.m. ET

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.

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

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

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

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

Watch the full report here.

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