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Teen gives warning about wearing hair claw clip while driving
It should become a habit to take your hair clip out before getting behind the wheel.
Michael Dabu
04.19.23

A claw clip is a very common yet useful hair accessory for women, especially those who need to be always on the go.

You just need to grab your hair, pull them all together, then clip it, and you are good to go.

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In just a matter of seconds, it can keep your hair looking tidy and staying in place.

But after reading this article, I bet you would change your perception toward claw clips, particularly when driving.

You might even end up changing the famous line “Don’t drink and drive” to “Don’t claw clip and drive.”

The cons of wearing hair clips while driving.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

There have already been incidents where people, especially women, get injured by their hair clips while driving.

It’s when you get into a vehicular accident and hit your head with the claw clip on your hair. The hair clip could impale the skull and bring serious head injuries to anyone.

Unfortunately, there has been another victim just recently.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Just weeks ago, an 18-year-old teen from Mississippi named Paisley Riley was minding her own business while driving an all-terrain vehicle.

For some reason, Riley’s vehicle flipped over and as fate would have it when the tragic accident happened, she was wearing a hair claw clip.

She hit her head and she got hurt pretty badly because the hair clip punctured her head.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Thankfully, the hurt teenager was immediately rushed to the hospital.

A photo of Riley while at the hospital proves to be a warning for all women out there who plans of driving while wearing a hair clip.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

She was in a completely bloodied mess with her tangled hair that was partially colored red because of the blood that gushed out from her scalp.

During her interview with Inside Edition, the five staples on her scalp were still there, still recovering from that very unfortunate day.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Talking to Inside Edition, Riley’s mother said she couldn’t believe that a hair clip could bring such an injury to a person.

Riley decided to share her story and at the same time, warn other women out there about the dangers of wearing a hair clip while driving.

So far, her videos were able to engage with tens of millions of TikTok users. Although people’s sides were divided, most of them were terrified of how badly things could end up if you drive with a hair clip on.

A TikTok trend.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Because of what happened to Riley, more and more women came out and shared their own versions of nightmares with hair clips.

In fact, it’s already become a trend in TikTok that goes with the hashtag #clawclipawareness.

Women are grouping up and spreading the word about the dangers of hair clips to drivers.

It’s just actually a reminder to everyone to remove their hair clips before stepping the gas on their vehicles just like what happened to Riley.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

After the accident and those staples on her head, surprisingly, Riley’s hair claw clip was still in one piece.

Not even a single tooth off from the hair clip, simply shows how hard these hair accessories could be and the severity of the injury that they could inflict on people.

Watch the video below to know more about this story.

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