Friday, May 23, 2008

Chotskie's Public Service Announcement - Drunk Drivers Suck

These are the things that make me want to stay home with my babies.

Today on Oprah she had on Katie Flynn's family discussing the accident that took Katie from them. Katie was 7 years old when she was killed along with the limo driver that night.

The family had attended a wedding where Katie was the flower girl. A truck driven by a 24 year drunk driver hit the limo head on going 70 miles an hour. You can see the limo driver try to change lanes but the truck followed. Little Katie was decapitated and her family all injured.

Here is a clip of the accident taken from the inside of the limo. (explicit and hard to watch). The impact is like an explosion.

What pisses me off about this is beside the fact that someone would get behind the wheel after having more than 2 drinks let alone the fact that this dude had 14 drinks.

Beside the drunk being well an asshole is that there was a 911 call placed by a women trying to report the driver and she was transferred 3 times. What the Fuck?

I remember this case in 2005 and hearing it again, brings it all back again.

The thought of what that family had to witness is beyond comprehension.

I pray that her family heals and eventually finds peace.
So, as you head out on your long Memorial Day weekend, think! Think before you get behind the wheel of your car after "just a few drinks." Life is precious. Before you go and shatter the lives of an entire family and your own. Think! It just isn't worth it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oprah's 4 interviews with Jill Bolte Taylor were the first that Oprah did after Eckhart Tolle and they take everything Tolle talks about to another level. Oprah's copy of Jill's book, MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, was dog-eared and all marked up and kept reading from it the way she read from A New Earth and recommended it highly.

Oprah's recommendation was enough for me. I read My Stroke of Insight and I loved it too. This story is as inspiring as The Last Lecture or Tuesdays with Morrie - and even better, it has a Happy Ending!

I bought the book on Amazon because they have it for 40% off retail and they also had an amazing interview with Dr Taylor that I haven't seen anywhere else - Here is the Amazon link: