Think First

A focus on traffic safety motivates Think First in the Ark-La-Tex.  Bubba Fletcher should know the importance of safe driving.  He is living proof of what can go wrong when you do not.

Fletcher was the guest speaker at Mansfield Rotary last week.  He is confined to a wheelchair now, and he openly spoke of how he got there.  He did not think about what could go wrong before he got behind the wheel.  The crash that followed left him with traumatic injuries that doctors gave him only a 5% chance of surviving.

But Fletcher did survive.  He now speaks to young people about the effects of unsafe driving.  He said, “An auto crash has a tremendous effect on your family, the first responders, the doctors and nurses, on everyone you come in contact with.”

Fletcher told the Rotarians, “I have a story of how I was injured.  How I ended up in this wheelchair.  I do not want anyone else to go through what I have gone through.”