Skip to comments.Woman Dies In Car Wreck Moments After Posting About 'Happy Song' On Facebook
Posted on 04/27/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT by Lmo56
A North Carolina woman died Thursday in a car wreck, apparently moments after posting on Facebook how much she liked "the happy song."
Courney Ann Sanford, 32, of Clemmons, N.C. was driving on Business Route 85 in High Point, N.C., when her car crossed the median and hit a truck, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
Sanford's car ran off the road and caught fire. She died at the scene. The truck also went off the road and hit a tree but its driver was unhurt.
Sanford had been wearing a seat belt but it wasn't on properly, police said.
Investigators ruled out drugs, alcohol and speed as possible causes of the crash, then learned later Thursday from her friends that Sanford had posted on her Facebook page at 8:33 a.m., High Point police Lt. Chris Weisner told WGHP. That was about a minute before authorities received their first call about the accident, he said.
The post read: "The happy song makes me HAPPY."
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Maybe they'll play the Happy Song at her funeral ...
She died doing what she loved — stupid stuff.
Her seat belt wasn't on properly. I wonder if that WOULD have saved her life.
Oh well, she is with her maker now. Thank goodness we don't go to heaven based on our doing stupid stuff.
Weird. That song didn’t do anything for me.
How about “Happy Days Are Here Again”?
Wonder if she was using her hands to ‘clap along’ instead of to steer the car.
Happy, happy, happy.
Now that one makes me happy--as does "Home Made Sunshine".
Then fast forward a few years to WWII with the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B. This version is by the Lennon Sisters.
At least she died with a song on her lips.
Cute. It is tragic when a pretty woman dies.
No wonder the country is in the shape it is in.
Seriously and no one said thank God she didn’t kill an innocent truck driver.
What is the source of the pic you posted? It’s not in the media report.
I see people every day who are looking at their phones going 70 MPH. As negligent as getting behind the wheel drunk.
Yes, people nowadays, especially the millenials, lack so much self control when it comes to social media attention, that they can’t stop from texting when driving a large, dangerous when moving, piece of heavy machinery. God help us all.
I thought they said she was 32, not 52.
Remember that the average IQ is supposedly 100: for every smarter than average person out there, there’s a less intelligent than average person right next to them.
Occasionally, the gene pool self-regulates by using handheld devices while driving.
I love threads like these....gives Freepers a chance to be themselves
I hate to see texters on the road. Lucky she didn’t take someone with her!
At least she died happy.
People who use their cell phone while driving are just plain idiotic. Especially texting. If someone calls me while I’m driving and it’s an emergency, I pull into a parking lot and call back. I never text or even talk while driving.
I always wonder about that, too. What about the poor innocent person driving the other way, minding their own business, who may have nightmares for the rest of their lives?
Really sad for her. Friday morning I drove over to McDonalds for an Egg McMuffin and a large coffee. The trip was a whole 2 miles and there were four traffic lights along the way. Twice (after weighting like 5 seconds) I had to honk at cars in front of me...stopped at a green light. I could tell they were both messing with some kind of phone/device.
It happens more and more frequently. I would say at least once a month I come up on a vehicle simply stopped it the road...yacking.
I like this version.
I thought it was okay. Just okay.
If it’s pointless, feel-good pop somebody wants, there’s always:
Check out this video I posted on:
I dare anyone to watch this and not shed a single tear; for the victims or for those who did some so stupid like text while driving, not thinking and not realizing how very dangerous it is and how their lives and the lives of those they killed or permanently injured, the lives of the families and their lives are changed forever.
I love my smart phone but I either keep it turned off or in my purse when Im behind the wheel. No phone call, voice mail, text message or FB post is so important that it cant wait until Im no longer behind the wheel.
I happen to like the song Happy, its a fun and catchy song, but not so much that I would do the equivalent of shutting my eyes for over 5 seconds while driving just to tell people that. Think about that. Imagine your drive to work tomorrow morning and imagine doing it while closing your eyes for five seconds at a time every few minutes.
then you should rejoice....one less menace
The latest Darwin Award winner for 2014!
I drove Business 85 in High Point for years, it’s a very early stretch of interstate highway that has been bypassed by a newer, wider I-85 for through traffic.
There is very little median between northbound and southbound lanes, mostly just a concrete curb with a two-sided guardrail. It’s fairly narrow, rainwater runoff is not handled well, on ramps and off ramps are short, sharp and abrupt. Speed limit is 55 on that stretch, but it’s routinely ignored.
I’ve seen my share of accidents on that road. Most memorable was a fifth-wheel loaded horse trailer jackknifing and then going airborne. It skidded right past me on the other side of the median, whole rig on it’s roof. A dog was thrown out, I was sure it was dead. I was sure there were going to be dead people and dead animals. But, the dog got up and ran even while the wreckage was still screeching across the pavement. The people and the horses were OK. How, I really don’t know but I’m thankful that they were.
That’s just plain sad. Prayers up for the family and those injured. I won’t do the ‘I tolja so’ routine, and though I have contempt for those who insist on endangering others by using phones while they drive, it is still a miserable situation when someone pays the price.
For every 20 something I see operating the phone while driving ---I see probably four women aged 30-45.
IMO it’s considerably more negligent. A not too drunk is at least concentrated on the road and driving the best he can. Somebody texting or otherwise trying to operate their phone manually is completely distracted and by definition not paying attention to the road.
That said, I think banning talking on the phone, as such, while driving is idiotic. I see no way it’s any more distracting than conversing with a passenger.
I just hope she hasn't reproduced her "stupid" genes.
And to think she might still be alive if she had been listening to “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty. Oh, I love the song, but in strictly measured doses. I’ve never had an urge to send a text message about it, that’s for sure.
How about Happy Days Are Here Again?
I like this one better
A more appropriate song
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy--The Andrews Sisters (1973)
Heading for Better Times--Ted Lewis & His Orchestra (1931)
My brothers wife lost her father when she was eight to a drunk driver.
In any event, everybody is posting songs so... if you all remember Frank Mills from "The Music Box Dancer" instrumental fame, here's another one of his songs.
Can a nation this stupid survive?