I think we’ve all sat in traffic and taken out our smartphone to tweet or update our Facebook about the traffic jam, to alert others to avoid the area. I know I do it quite frequently. A Washington State woman named Caran Johnson sat in traffic and tweeted about a car accident ahead, commented about the traffic, and was even skeptical of the police rushing by to get to the crash scene.
After a few updates she had a terrible thought. Her husband drives home on this same road, and she hasn’t heard from him. She begins calling his cell, no answer. She calls his job, they inform her that he complained of feeling faint and went home. After arriving home she began interacting with Vancouver Police and media on Twitter trying to find more information. She tweeted, “How long do I wait for him to get home before I call the police?”
Later that afternoon she received terrible news and shared with her followers a very simple tweet, “its him. he died.” Johnson’s Twitter account (@ScanCouver) is now protected. Check out the full story at Time.com, and be safe out there on the road.