Crash Survivor Talks About Dangers of Driving Distracted

April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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April 6, 2012 Updated Apr 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM EDT


Cheektowaga, NY (WKBW) -Between holidays and spring break, travelers are getting ready for a busy week on Western New York's roadways, and one local woman is on a mission to make sure all of those journeys end safely. In 2008, Jacy Good's life was forever changed. After her college graduation in Pennsylvania, Jacy was driving home with her parents when a distracted driver blew through a red light, causing a three car crash. The impact killed both of her parents and Jacy was given a 10% chance of living but survived. Police say the driver was on his cell phone before the crash.

"It's a miracle I survived and I really survived to have a purpose," said Good. "If the roles were reversed, my parents would be doing this for me. There's no reason they're dead, so I need to give meaning for their deaths."

For the Holiday weekend, State Troopers will be joining forces with Canadian law enforcement to improve road safety on both sides of the border. According to a press release, troopers and police officers on each side of the border will focus on crash causing violations, especially speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, phone use, texting, as well as failure to wear safety restraints.