A Warning For All Passengers Riding In Cars
Posted on August 10, 2017 by Anita Lyons
Audra Tatum, 33, and her husband Nick hit a car head on, while Nick and their total and bruises and scratches, Audra wasn't so lucky.
When the crash occurred, Audra had been sitting with her feet up on the dashboard, with her right leg crossed over her left.
On impact, the airbag threw her foot into her face, breaking her nose, ankle and four parts of her femur.
Audra is now sharing her story to urge others to be safer passengers.
"All my life I had my legs crossed and my foot on the dash," Audra told CBS News.
"My husband always told me, 'You're going to get in a wreck someday, and you're going to break your legs.''
Chattanooga Fire Department, who are supporting her campaign said in a statement on Facebook: "If you ride with your feet on the dash and you're involved in an accident, the airbag may send your knees through your eye sockets."
A very fair warning.