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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – School will be out soon, meaning more young people will be on the road. Many of whom will text while driving.

Sending or receiving a text takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds. That’s the equivalent of driving the length of a football field at 55-mph, blindfolded. A tragedy can happen within that time frame.

Ashlei Blair, a high school senior and distracted driving crash survivor, and Michele Herndon, a nurse with St. Louis Children’s Hospital trauma team, visit Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss a push to raise awareness about distracted driving and teen trauma, which includes accidents.