Paralyzed man explains the dangers of drowsy driving to Heartland high schoolers

Students at a Heartland high school learned how a couple seconds of distracted driving can change a life.

It was just a few days after graduating high school when Russ Burris fell asleep at the wheel, was ejected from his car, and was paralyzed from the waist down.

On Wednesday, he shared the details of what lead up to that traumatic accident with high schoolers at the Atlanta School District.

Burris is a speaker with ThinkFirst Missouri.

The event was put on in coordination with the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and other local sponsors.

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