3 According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety, car crashes are the number one cause of death for teens between 16 and 19. One victim advocate, Alan Conerly, is touring local high schools -- telling his story to encourage safe driving habits. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem spoke with Conerly about how his life was impacted by a distracted driver. 3 3 00-05 12-18 It's been about three years...he went from a wheelchair and now can walk on his own...at a slow pace.Alan Conerly was a star basketball player for Fletcher High School until one day changed his life.28:53.10 I was hit by a car riding my scooter to school the woman that hit me was a distracted driver We interviewed Conerly in 2012 when he was still recovering...he says although time has allowed him to forgive he still wishes he could have his senior year of basketball back.32:03.14 - I lost pretty much I lost my freedom to do what I wanted to do what I really wanted to do was play basketball Conerly saw the driver coming his direction but says she never put on her blinker so when she turned right into him he was caught off guard30:51,24 - She never did that never slowed down never looked checked nothing she just turned That's why he tours local high schools-- to talk about distracted driving32:56.24 - Don't drive distracted eliminate as many distractions as you can when you drive if it's your phone put your phone somewhere or yea put your phone away Conerly says everything happens for a reason and he hopes his tragedy will inspire drivers to pay attention behind the wheel35:37 I'm just thankful that I have the gift of life and I can share what I've learned from what I've been through with everyone elseConerly already spoke to Atlantic Coast High School and Lee High School and will talk to Sandalwood High Wednesday. AM C4 TLS.