High School News
Missy Franklin, Tim Tebow Call Survivors of Fatal New York Crash After Seeing Twitter Hashtag
Published:December 4, 2012
PHOENIX, Arizona, December 4. TWITTER is no longer limited to sharing 140-character-limit thoughts to followers. Yesterday, two teenagers received phone calls from their sports idols, after the pair survived a crash in upstate New York that took the lives of two of their classmates. The victim's car was hit when an allegedly intoxicated driver switched lanes aggressively, running the victim's vehicle into the median.
Matt Hardy and Bailey Wind, both of Shenendehowa High School, were hospitalized from injuries sustained in the crash Monday. Their fellow classmates took to Twitter, tweeting out the hash tags #TebowCallMatt and #MissyCallBailey, in an effort for the pair to receive calls from their respective sports idols. The hash tags quickly began trending, and were noticed by Tebow and Franklin.
Monday night, Tebow called Hardy, who was in stable condition after the crash. Franklin reportedly tried calling Wind, but got her voicemail. Wind is reportedly in serious condition and is being treated for broken bones.
Franklin Tweeted out:
How quickly the hash tag trended garnered media attention, and several news outlets Tweeted their own response:
Other Twitter uses were touched by the Twitter movement, and commented on the impact of the act:
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