REDDING, Calif - "Then I asked her why she was on her phone and she didn't have any words," said Shaune Weippert.
Weippert was on her way to a doctors appointment with her mother and 10-month-old son in June of 2015, when a woman on her cell phone hit her vehicle head-on just off of 273 in Redding.
"I saw her brake lights come on so I moved towards the yellow line and out of nowhere she floored it and hit the front end of my car and then the back end of my car and pushed me completely off the road," Weippert said.
Luckily, everyone in the car was OK.
But for Weippert, this crash would lead to months of physical therapy.
"I had injections into my back three times to see if it would help, it didn't. But physical therapy was twice a week for the first three months and after that, it was every two weeks," Weippert said.
It's incidents like this that are pushing law enforcement officials to crack down on distracted driving.
CHP officer Jason Morton said the big problem with this distracted driving is that drivers lie about what they were doing.
"We get a lot of them saying infamous the white car cut me off which a lot of that probably comes back to distracted driving," Morton said.
But drivers know it's going on, and the slightest tell can trigger someone who has been affected.
"It brings back just the memory of ... it's weird because it will go in slow motion but when I see someone slam on their brakes after looking at their phones and they look up and they realize they are about to rear-end somebody it kind of shocks me back into that moment," Weippert said.
Adding she has a message to anyone who is still texting and driving despite all the warnings.
"Put the phone down it's not worth it ... not worth it at all," Weippert said.