‘Glee’s’ Dianna Agron Stars in Shocking New PSA (VIDEO)

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Glee has never shied away from controversial or difficult subject matter, but the car accident that left Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) temporarily paralyzed on Season 3 of the FOX series made it one of the show’s most shocking episodes.

Now that harrowing scene is the subject of a new “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks” public service announcement released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in partnership with Glee.

“Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting while driving,” Agron says as her character Quinn texts Rachel (Lea Michele) in slow motion.

What happens next is truly tragic. 

The PSA uses the jaw-dropping scene from the Glee episode, showing Quinn on her way to Rachel and Finn’s (Cory Monteith) wedding when she receives a text. She takes her eyes off the road to read it and type “On my way” — but in her distraction she swerves out of her lane and is hit  by an oncoming vehicle.

Gleeks waited for months to know the fate of her character, but Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy’s message was clear: Texting and driving can have horrific consequences.

“We were inspired by Oprah Winfrey’s campaign encouraging everyone to sign a pledge not to text and drive, which we all signed when we did her show a few years ago, and we had been looking for an opportunity to tell the story of how a few seconds of carelessness could have a devastating impact on people’s lives,” Murphy said in a statement. “We’ve already heard from thousands of our fans how this story touched them, and we loved the idea of a PSA campaign to keep this important issue front and center.”

Watch the important PSA above. Below, see Michele and Glee newbie Dean Geyer film scenes for Season 4 in New York City.