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Man Injured in Distracted Driving Accident to Talk to Ocean City High School Students

Gabe Hurley was left disfigured by an accident four years ago. He will speak to Ocean City High School students Tuesday morning.

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A Middlesex County man who had his face disfigured, is nearly blind and has no sense of taste or smell due to a car crash four years ago will speak to juniors and seniors at Ocean City High School on Tuesday as part of the Distracted Driver Awareness Program.

Gabe Hurley, 29, was the victim of a car crash four years ago as the result of what Ocean City Police described as a “teenager’s reckless driving.”

He will speak at the high school on April 22 at 8:30 a.m.

Hurley has spoken to over 100 high schools in the state since recovering from his crash.

Statistics show that texting and driving cause 23 percent more accidents with more than 3,000 annual teen deaths in the U.S. from texting, and resulting in 300,000 injuries.

Texting while driving is now the number one reason teen drivers die. 

For more information on this event, contact Ocean City Police Traffic Safety Unit Supervisor Sergeant Brian Hopely at 609-525-9136.

OCnjOC April 17, 2014 at 01:12 AM
How about having Scott ping discuss reaching for change?
Jeffrey Steel April 17, 2014 at 08:09 AM
^^^ ouch! (Regarding above comment)

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