A mother learned a tough lesson in the dangers of not paying attention to the road when she was recorded her children in the backseat while driving (video below).
In the video, the mother is driving while recording her two children in the backseat, a young boy and girl, singing along to the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song, “Can’t Hold Us.”
Everyone is having a great time, until the loud sound of a car crashing into the woman’s vehicle interrupts the scene.
The camera records the entire crash.
An airbag deploys, obscuring the camera lens, and a child’s scream can be heard in the background while tires screech along the pavement.
“Oh sh--,” the mother says.
Luckily, the next words spoken in the video put the viewer at ease as to whether anyone was seriously hurt.
“What happened?,” the woman’s daughter asks.
The mother and her two children were presumably not injured in the crash, but what happened to them carries with it a huge warning to other drivers who may not be so lucky.
Nearly 3,180 people were killed and 431,000 injured in car crashes in 2014 because of distracted drivers, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Some common distraction while driving include texting, using a cellphone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a navigation system, watching a video and adjusting their music player.
Recording a video may not be considered a common distraction, but as the video below proves, it could easily cause a tragedy.