From the brooding and beautiful filmographer famous for “Aguirre: The Wrath of God,” “Grizzly Man,” and various other oft-intense films and documentaries, Werner Herzog, comes a web-sculive short film entitled “From One Second to the Next.” The film, just over 30 minutes long, documents four families whose loved ones were affected by car accidents involving texting and driving.
In some of these situations, people were hit by cars and left paralyzed or dead. In all of them, the lives of the families affected by these traumatic events were changed forever. And it’s all due to text messaging while operating an automobile.
What’s most horrifying to me is the dramatic inclusion of Chandler Gerber’s story. His minivan crashed into an Amish family’s horse and buggy in Indiana years back, due to texting and driving. His mistake killed three innocent people.
Watch the video below:
The film was made through a partnership with the It Can Wait campaign by AT&T, a public outreach with major U.S. cellular providers involved: Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. This video and other IT Can Wait resources will be shared with over 40,000 high schools in the country and is accessible through the campaign’s website, www.itcanwait.com.
Please don’t text message and drive at the same time.