Savannah insists she was not texting while driving
Savannah Chrisley had recently suffered a vertebral fracture following a car accident earlier this month. Although she admittedly took her eyes off the road for a moment, the star insists the incident wasn’t caused by texting while driving. However, she has received a lot of negativity from people who assume otherwise.
She told People magazine: “It’s shocking to me how people can look at a situation and say, ‘Oh, she was texting or she was dong this or that,’ but they have no idea what was going on.
They somehow want to blame my parents and say, ‘She deserves it, she had it coming.’ It truly hurt me and made me mad because they had no idea what was going on.
People in the world see what we put on social media and they see the show and think they know everything about us, but they have no idea. People say hurtful things like that; it hurts my dad and mom because the situation could have ended a lot differently. So for them to say negative comments, that’s so uncalled for.”
And the Chrisley Knows Best star insists her experience had nothing to do with her mobile phone, adding: “It was a scary experience, but I did have my seatbelt on and there was no texting involved.
I was driving and my floor mat got rolled up to where I couldn’t press on the brakes to the full extent. So I had one hand on the wheel and it was foggy out and I tried to yank it out from under.
As I was doing that, I lost control and [when] I looked up I was going towards the guardrail. I tried to jerk my car over into my lane, but I overcorrected myself too much and ended up hitting the guardrail. I remember hitting it and spinning in the air, it felt like, at that point, forever.
Now I look back and think, ‘What if I were texting? What if I didn’t have a seatbelt on?’ It could’ve been way worse. I’m just glad I had a seatbelt on.”