Don’t let drunken driving destroy lives

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Meanwhile back home, the ambulance workers, police and firefighters that were at the scene have to go through intense debriefing because of the severity of the crash.  Your moms and dads are devastated, along with your friends and family. Remember, it only takes a minute to make a bad decision. But in some cases for others, it’s a lifetime of pain and suffering. Please use common sense and avoid alcohol. And never, never drive a vehicle if you do. You have lifetime to enjoy.  Do it sensibly.Bill DikantCastletonThe writer is a DWI Victim advocate.More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine It all starts out with the girls in beautiful dresses, boys in handsome tuxes and a fun evening with all their friends, but it all comes to an end with the distress call to 9-1-1.The ambulance service arrives at the crash scene and sends a request to dispatch telling them they need two more ALS units at the scene. They have four serious and two critical injuries.This is what can happen when alcohol is involved and disaster hits.The anguish now starts here. The ambulance workers and firefighters know the kids; the police know the kids; and now the parents must be notified if they haven’t already and are now on the scene.Once in the hospital, we find that only the driver will recover completely and the others have massive injuries that will be with them forever. However, the driver will pay dearly.Now the blame starts. Who was driving? Why were they drinking? Why did you get in the car with them? Who is going to pay for this? Will we sue them?last_img

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