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CO woman impaled in buttocks after texting and driving

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ELIZABETH, CO (KUSA/CNN) - A Colorado woman is lucky to be alive after she was in a serious accident while texting.

“My daughter had texted me and said that she needed me to bring her saxophone to the school,” Christina Jahnz said.

Jahnz says on Wednesday morning she figured out a way to stop by Elizabeth Middle School, but she was running late for a meeting so she gave her friend a heads up.

“I did the voice text and I was in the parking lot and I looked down to make sure it was OK,” Jahnz said.

And in just a split second, she crashed.

“The next thing I knew I was looking up there was white powder from the air bags deployed,” Jahnz said.

Jahnz had slammed into a guardrail pole. It went through the front light of her truck piercing her in the buttocks and continuing through the seat behind her.

“They had to cut up there and they had to cut behind me because the pipe went through my seat. I could feel it the vibrations and stuff,” she said.

Elizabeth firefighters were able to get her out of the car and she was rushed to Parker Adventist Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

“I'm truly a miracle they said if it gone just a little bit the other way I would have bled out,” Jahnz said.

It's also a startling reminder of what can happen when being distracted while driving.

“Devastating knowing that I could have prevented it to begin with,” Jahnz said.

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