An 18-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated in a fatal crash. On October 12th, a man was killed by an underage drink and drugged driving crash in High Point. It was a head-on crash happened around 2 a.m.. Although both Turner and Yeomans were transported to Mose Cone Hospital immediately after the collision, Yeomans died while receiving treatment and Turner had serious, but not life-threatening injuries. As a result, 18-year-old Turner was charged with not only driving while intoxicated (DWI) but also driving after consuming under the age of 21. Why this vehicle crash deserves our attention? Because this accident did not simply destroy two people, instead, it destroyed two families.
Almost 30 people every day died of motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver in the United States in accordance with the article published by CDC. “Over 10,000 people every year are killed and another 290,000 are injured as a result of drunk driving,” said MADD National President Colleen Sheehpey-Church, who lost her 18-year-old son in an underage drink and drugged driving crash. Do you really think these terrifying numbers are non of your business? Do you really believe that you or your family members will never meet any irresponsible drivers who drink while driving?
Hopefully, your answers for these two questions above are no.
Drunk driving is completely preventable crime!
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