I am writing you today to talk to you of the dangers of drinking and driving
I worked as a part-time paramedic on the BC provincial ambulance for 8 years. During those eight years I have seen numerous lives destroyed from the effects of drinking driving. I have personally seen bodies broken, young men dying, limbs mangled, and body lying limp and unmoving.
I’ve seen the frantic rush as we hurried to get these injured young men and women to the hospital. I stayed in the assisting the emergency room personnel forcing air into the lungs of dying men. The doctors and nurses struggled in a vain effort to save some of these lives.
Hearing the screams ands sobs of family members in the echoing hallways. Hearing the cries of loves saying; why did he drive, or why would she get in the car with them when they were drinking.
Or the years of suffering, and of the pain and anguish as young lives are destroyed or taken.
Someone trying to walk because of a leg that was saved but cannot function.
To see a young person forever bound to a wheel chair because of a fractured back.
Beautiful faces, scarred for life with hideous and evil looking scars.
These are the true stories of what happens when you drink and drive.
I’ve done it; my friends have done it, but never again. You might get away once or twice, maybe for a year or two.
Never again will I drive impaired or will I let my friends get behind the wheel after drinking.
Think before you drink: How or will I get home tonight.