Do you know how rare that is? I don't think I've actually ever seen that happen before in
a TV show or a movie. Car crashes that kill off the main
character are usually written in a way that makes them unavoidable way, meaning, not a beloved character's fault.
This was clearly McDreamy's fault.
A hunky, healthy, married-to-his-soul-mate with two adorable kids kind of guy, and he wasted it all to answer his phone. The significance of this should not go un-talked about.
Who knew that Grey's Anatomy might have just given the distracted driving advocates the biggest PSA they've ever had.
I am a road safety advocate myself, and a lot of us in that
mindframe feel like we are beating our heads agasint the door. Something like this is a gift.
It's also great that it was not due to texting. A lot of
attention has been given to texting and driving, but people don't want to hear
about not talking on their phones. It's dangerous and kills a lot of people.
I'm not a "Grey's Anatomy" fan, but I did end up watching that episode the night it aired. I have to say I was so happy that he died that way.
The reality is far too many people die this way. Car crashes
are a global epidemic that is only predicted to get worse. Ask yourself, can you really not stay off your phone while
McDreamy's answer was no, he could not stay off his phone. The consequences for him, while full-on drama, are a dramatic reality for far too many.
Who knew that "Grey's Anatomy" would be the voice for distracted driving advocacy? A drama-filled and emotional PSA that will, hopefully, remind drivers to stay off their phones—not just for texting, but for talking, GPSing, finding great music, all of it. When you're driving, you just need to drive.
McDreamy died in a preventable distracted driving crash. Now, he's just a dream.