When Carrie Underwood released “Jesus Take The Wheel,” she didn’t mean for it to be taken literally. We’ve heard of the dangers of texting and driving, which takes thousands of lives each year because people can’t wait to “LOL” at their friend’s really awesome message — but rarely do we hear of the dangers of prayer while operating a motor vehicle.
A 28-year-old woman in the city of Mary Esther, Florida, was cited for reckless driving and property damage after she reportedly decided to close her eyes and pray while she was driving eastbound on Marcia Drive. The unnamed woman failed to stop at a stop sign, went through an intersection and into the yard of a home on Miramar Drive where she crashed into someone’s home. She then tried to back out but got stuck in the sand.
This may seem unbelievable, but here are some photos of the crash, courtesy of Northwest Florida Daily News:
This isn’t the first time someone Jesus has been a terrible driver. Last year, an Ohio woman managed to avoid jail time for a 2014 crash after she bowed her head and prayed while she was driving. Police initially believe Marilyn Perry was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or had been using her cell phone, but an investigation revealed this was not the case. Perry crashed into a grandmother who was getting her grandchildren out of the car, causing life-threatening injuries.
Also in 2014, an Indiana woman closed her eyes and prayed, careening into a neighboring lane and running over a motorcyclist. The victim said he felt God was watching over him because the bruises on his back looked like angel wings.
Fortunately, no one inside the home was injured in God’s latest car accident, and it is unclear if he will lose his license this time — or if he had one in the first place.
Featured image via Northwest Florida Daily News