Even someone who was sitting properly wouldn't walk away unscathed. For Bethany's boyfriend, he required 100 stitches to fix his injuries. Unfortunately for Bethany, her injuries were fare more severe.
Bethany's feet were totally crushed during the accident, shattering all the bones in her feet into millions of pieces. The force of the airbags shot Bethany's legs back and forced them into her own face, shattering her nose, cheekbone, and even an eye socket.
Now, 6 years later, Bethany is still reliant on pain pills to get her through the day. She's hoping other people will learn from her mistake and not risk their lives trying to get more comfortable. While she knows the car accident still would have injured her, it would have been nothing compared to what she is dealing with today.
This isn't the only time feet on the dashboard have proven to be dangerous, either.
A woman in Georgia is speaking out after suffering horrific injuries from a car accident, which could have been totally prevented by keeping her feet on the floor.
"All my life I had my legs crossed and my foot on the dash," Audra Tatum told CBS News. "My husband always told me, 'You're going to get in a wreck someday, and you're going to break your legs.'"
Tatum always thought he was wrong, though, until the day of her car accident.
"The airbag went off, throwing my foot up and breaking my nose," Tatum explained. "I was looking at the bottom of my foot facing up at me. Basically my whole right side was broken, and it's simply because of my ignorance. I'm not Superman. I couldn't put my foot down in time."
Two years after her accident, Tatum is still suffering the effects of her accident.
"I can't do my career as an EMS. I can't lift patients anymore," she explained. "I can't stand more than 4 hours at a time. Once I'm at that 4-hour mark I'm in tears."
The Chattanooga Fire Department released a statement, reminding people that driving with your feet on the dash is extremely dangerous.
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