When I was 13, my 19 year old neighbor (and former babysitter) was killed 12-18-65. She was on her way home from her job at the hospital, walking, when the guy who took her to the prom earlier that year, picked her up. He was drunk, flipped the sportscar and she died, he lived.
I HATE DRUNK DRIVERS!!!!!
We still get too many in our fine facility. But, I think the worst one is the head of MAD, who has been convicted several times for drunk driving,(after HER 13 year old was killed by a drunk) go figure.
We have a program in our city called every 15 minutes. because a person dies every 15 minutes as a result of DUI Happens around prom time, takes a wrecked car into the HS parking lot, Picks one kid to be the 'grim reeper', the rest of the kids,(with parents permission) are plucked from class q 15 minutes, they are not 'the dead' the paramedica are called, the coroner, fire, police, it's a big deal. The kids whe 'died' are taken to a hotel for the night where they write about the dreams they had that are now 'gone' letters to their parents, friends, etc, parents are 'notified' at work that their kid has been killed, one even had a wake for the kid, casket and all. Really has an impact when they need one, when they're feeling so infallible, so 'adult' at prom.
Really hard for the parents, even though they know about it ahead of time.