STOCKTON, CA - A distracted driver nearly killed a Navy veteran who wants people to join News10's Great Hang-Up.
That February day in 2005 is still a vivid memory for Retired Navy vet, Michael Chin.
"It was 11:30pm when it actually happened. There was a full size blazer sitting at the corner, with a guy sitting on his cell phone. Next thing I know his car was meeting mine, right there at the other end of the intersection," said Chin.
Chin continued, "The airbags had blown and there was gun smoke in the air from the charges in the airbags. When he hit, he actually shifted the front end 6 inches to the left."
Luckily, Chin walked away from the accident with only minor bumps and bruises. After $12 thousand in repairs, he said his car was drivable again.
Chin said he wants his experience to be a lesson to those who still drive and talk.