Props To This Girl For SnapChatting Herself From The Hospital After Crashing Her Dad's Mercedes At 100 MPH While Using SnapChat
Uproxx- On Sept. 10, 2015, Christal McGee, 18, took her father’s Mercedes Benz out for a late-night joy ride. McGee pushed the speed of her Mercedes to above 100 miles per hour.” McGee got all the way up to 107 mph (in a 55-mph zone) when she collided with Maynard Wentworth’s Mitsubishi in Clayton County, Georgia. They both, miraculously, survived the crash (as did her three passengers and his wife), but Maynard has permanent brain damage and can no longer work as an Uber driver. Now he’s suing not only McGee, but also SnapChat.
[Wentworth] and his wife are suing McGee — and Snapchat — for negligence. The narrative of that night is outlined in a civil complaint filed in Spalding County court last week, which alleges that Snapchat was equally responsible for the cause of the crash because the company did not delete the miles per hour filter from the app after it was cited in similar accidents prior to the crash. (Via Washington Post)
The “Speed Filter” determines how fast a user is traveling using GPS. The app warns, “Do NOT Snap and Drive,” but after the crash, McGee, with blood still on her face, reportedly Snapchatted, “Lucky to be alive.”
I am just going to ignore all the legal ramifications of this accident. If I were the family that got rear ended by some spoiled little bitch that was more concerned with bragging about the horsepower of Daddy's car then looking at the road she was recklessly driving down then I would probably sue everyone under the sun too. Hell, I wouldn't even stop at this well-to-do family and it's daughter's favorite app. Where are Steve Jobs beneficiaries at? If his phones are so damn smart how come they can't tell when the owner is in the driver seat of a vehicle that's breaking triple digits on the speedometer? Just saying, without delving too far into the legalities of all this, there is plenty of blame to go around.
While most of that blame does fall on this girl for being an idiot (and her father for not getting a vasectomy 19 years ago), let's not act like there wasn't some good that came out of this. As braindead as this girl is and as actually dead as she should be, I appreciate her sending a post-accident SnapChat. That will teach kids to keep their eyes on the road. Imagine sitting at a stoplight clicking through your feed hating yourself for watching your friends and acquaintances take videos of themselves doing the DUMBEST of shit when you scroll from Christal going 100 to 0 REAL FUCKING QUICK! If that doesn't get you to throw your phone on the passenger seat then nothing will. Likely this insufferable brat was just trying to brag that she survived the crash, but I'll be damned if she wasn't accidentally responsible for a legitimate texting and driving PSA in the process. Fuck the "Do NOT Snap And Drive" warning, the picture above is the one the should pop up when you open the app in a moving vehicle.