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Posted on Wed, Sep 26, 2007 06:39

Off-course not entirely or at all, but I knew the subject line would get a few blood pressures up. :) Sadly I had to see the dead body of a young man not older than 25 this weekend. All caught on video camera, the deceased and his passenger who later died, were dicing a Merc whilst under the influence. Paramedics told me that there was booze in the Golf that was rather damaged. The Merc tapped the Golf and then left the scene without stopping. Thankfully there were no other vehicles involved. It shook me so hard to see the young man lying there alone, whilst thinking that somewhere there is a mother and father who will get this news. Who knows, the passenger may even have been his brother. Double tragedy. Then he may be a dad, a husband, a fiance or a boyfriend the list goes on. It is a pity that like smoking, alcohol usage can't be regulated the same way. I'm sure some of you are direct victims or those left behind because of an alcohol related car accident. This was so unnecessary. Why do people get into cars under the influence anyway? I refuse to let friends drive or get in a car if I know the person has been drinking. Just wanted to share. WO


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Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2007 22:36

Devoted, I'm glad your son was spared his life. In South Africa they now call it sin tax and any alcoholic beverage is far more expensive, however it doesn't stop the carnage or people from buying. If caught; drunken drivers are thrown into jail and any accident resulting from it can earn them a good few years in prison. Amatax, I got a lump in my throat reading your account. I guess, words can take away what you must feel on his birthday or special days. Can you send me or post the link here, that I can pass it on to parents over here. You are right, people think it cannot happen to them, until reality strikes.


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Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2007 18:12

Devoted, I'm sorry to say I can answer that. About 17,500 people a year die in alcohol related accidents. That's about one person every half hour. That's in the US alone, I'm not sure what the stats are in other countries. If there was an epidemic illness killing thousands of people a year, we'd all be panicking, and demanding that something be done. But for some reson, we turn away from the carnage that drunk drivers leave, and our lawmakers tell us that it would "cost too much" to impose stronger penalties and mandatory jail time. Perhaps we think it's something that happens to other people, and we forget that's who we are...just other people. In 1981, I took the phone call that every parent fears most. My son had been hit by a drunk driver. Three days later, he was disconnected from life support. I miss him every day of my life, He was bright and beautiful and hilarious and wonderful, and some selfish &%@!*%^$# took his life instead of paying cab fare. So yes, technically there are about 17,500 victims a year- but behind every one of those there are more victims- moms,and dads, and little bothers and sisters and girlfriends or husbands or wives or best friends- thousands more victims who simply lose part of their hearts. Devoted, if you think it would help him listen, I'll send you the link to Ian's website for your son. If he read the story, the messages from Ian's friends...it might have an impact. I miss this face:

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Posted on Thu, Sep 27, 2007 17:41

Whisper it sickens me to hear this. Last Sat night my teenager was out way to late and was being driven around by another teen who was drunk! I later found out the driver had barfed and passed out at the party and my son caught a ride home with someone else. Well he is on permanent restriction! Can someone tell me how many innocent people die every year in the US because of a drunk driver? I would like to hit him with it. We have had several LONG talks about alcohol.


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