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Salem Teens Warn About Speeding On YouTube

Salem Teens Warn About Speeding On YouTube

Four Sprague High School students are sharing the dangers of the need for speed, and how lucky they are to be alive today, in a compelling  video on Salem Health's YouTube channel.  16-year-old Josh Martinson and  his  friends, Daniel Fiedler, Justine Maggi and Lindsey Botek, also 16 years old,   are all recovering from injuries suffered in a horrific crash last May 2nd,  when Josh flipped his mother's car while hill-jumping near Salem.   "We didn't think nothing like this would ever happen to us," says Josh, who found himself impaled through the shoulder by a metal fence post, and his friends hurt, after the car landed. 

Kelly Owen, a trauma nurse at Salem Hospital, convinced the teens and their parents to tell their frightening story on-camera, to show to other teens at school assemblies across the Northwest, put on by the group, Nurses Talk Tough.  "This is a great story, because it has a happy ending, and many times, these crashes don't," said Owen, "hopefully, other teens will learn valuable lessons from the choices these kids made, and not make the same mistakes."

 

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