New Tim McGraw video shows dangers of distracted driving - WSMV Channel 4

New Tim McGraw video shows dangers of distracted driving

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Some of the biggest names in Nashville have combined forces for a new song and video with a sobering message about the dangers of driving while distracted.

The song Highway Don't Care on Tim McGraw's latest album features Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and staff at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In the video, a young woman, seemingly heartbroken, winds up in a terrible crash caused by distracted driving.

She's transported via Life Flight helicopter to Vanderbilt after the crash.

Vandy hopes teaming up with McGraw for the video will help millions see how dangerous distracted driving can be.

"We at LifeFlight unfortunately transport and treat many young patients in the prime of their lives with serious, if not life-threatening or fatal injuries that are a direct result of not focusing on the road," said Dr. Jeremy Brywczynski, medical director for Vanderbilt LifeFlight and assistant professor of emergency medicine. "When we were approached to participate in a music video that will reach millions of youth around the country about these dangers, it was an opportunity that we could not refuse."

Each day in the United States, about nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.

According to the Society of Trauma Nurses, a driver is 23 times more likely to get in a crash while texting than when not distracted.

Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times more likely to be in a crash serious enough to cause injury.

The video also has a bit of a surprise twist. Click on the link near the top of this story to watch the full video.

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