Monday, April 6, 2009

Tragedy In Macomb County

A few weeks ago, there was a terrible car accident in Macomb County, the county I live in. A woman who was 3 times over the alcohol limit crashed her car into a car of teenagers. 2 girls and 2 boys were in the car, 3 died instantly and 1 passed away a little while after he arrived at the hospital. People have really been vocal on this terrible tragedy and this is part of one of the Memorials by the Macomb Mall, where the accident was near. There's a very BIG Memorial in the middle of Gratiot but this was in the mall's parking lot so I was able to take a few pictures.

This makes me feel terribly sad...and knowing that these things will continue to happen because people are stupid makes it worse. I know it would be hard as hell (and probably not work unfortunately) to ban alcohol completely but after hearing things like this, makes me think what else could you do?!!?



A letter taped to the light post from another victim of a drunk driver. It says "May you all rest in peace. My heart and prayers are with you all."


6 Curious people had this to say...:

Diane said...

the really messed up part about this whole story is that the cops were called on her earlier in the day and she was told NOT to get in the car and drive. but, of course, the cops couldn't just hang out there because, at that point, she'd done nothing wrong.

there is never a good reason to drive drunk. i know i would NEVER get angry at a friend for calling me for a ride, no matter what time of night it was.

and if you have no one to call most bars will provide you with a cab. because they know they are also responsible for you not leaving their establishment in a dangerous state. i've taken many, many classes on this as a bartender.

i get angry about young lives being cut short for no good reason!

Mimi said...

I hate this so much. As a mother of a 17 year old who just started driving it scares me to death. He has to watch out for other people, not just himself.

I've also had the talk about calling me if he drinks. His punishment will be so much less sever than if I find out he drove home after drinking.

Sullivan McPig said...

They should install a breath analyser in cars and people would have to use it everytime before they start their car. If they're drunk the car shouldn't start.

Luna DePassion said...

heart breaking :(

Boyd said...

Ashley was really upset about this accident, and in turn, so was I...
She actually went out and found their MySpaces, and they were still out there...it was really sad.

Dracenea said...

Alcohol will always be around, even if it was illegal, just like any other drug. It's like the gun thing...people kill people not the substance/item itself. That lady made a decision to risk her life and everyone else's when she decided to get behind the wheel. I'm assuming the lady didn't die? If not, she probably wishes she had.