It is time for barbecues, fireworks, and/or enjoying yourself at Kennedy Park. Parties often include alcohol and can turn from festive to fatal if driving is involved. Before drinking, choosing a designated sober driver is a priority.
When I was 16 in 1992, I was hit head-on by a drunken driver. The collision gave me many broken and dislocated bones, paralysis, and a 100-day coma. I was a patient in two hospitals for seven months followed by therapy for 17 months. Not a life wanted.
My hearing, talking and walking are damaged because a drunken driver hit me 25 years ago. This tragedy can happen to anyone. Driving drunk is preventable, and we must make that clear to all.
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You don’t have to be falling-down drunk to be too impaired to drive. Therefore, a fun-filled summer comes only with a sober driver.