An accident can change a life forever

Trevor Phillips and his wife, Jaclyn, talk about his future. Photo - Nick Procaylo / The Province

Trevor Phillips and his wife, Jaclyn, talk about his future.
Photo – Nick Procaylo / The Province

Adapted from The Province
Level 2

Trevor Philips walked home from a concert. A car hit him.

Philips broke both his legs. He crushed his ankle. He broke his ribs, collarbone and backbone.

He may lose the sight in his left eye.

Philips was an active person. He worked in a restaurant. He ran a company making T-shirts. Philips is an artist.

“It only takes a moment and your life can be completely changed,” says Philips. “We need to realize what damage a car can do.”

In BC cars hit 2300 people in 2013. Sixty-five of them died.

Vocabulary
Pedestrians are people walking on or near roads.

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