“We lost a soldier not to war, but to a drunk driver,” read the sign of a great-aunt who lost her niece in a drunk driving car accident. According to The Sun Chronicle, her great-niece was 24-years-old when the accident occurred. She was a mother and a member of the Massachusetts National Guard.
She was killed in an accident with an irresponsible and drunk driver. Members of the young girl’s family and even her younger brother stood along Route 152 last week, right down the road from where the accident happened, and displayed signs with a message — drunk driving kills!
“Too many people have lost a loved one to drunk driving. Get a designated driver and make sure this doesn’t happen to you,” said the victim’s great-aunt.
Our Attleboro drunk driving car accident lawyers understand the risks will remain high through the remainder of the year and the year-end holiday season. It’s an irresponsible move that can take your own life and can take the lives of innocent travelers around you. According to the most recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about a third of all fatal car accidents in the United States involve one of these irresponsible and careless drivers. In 2010 alone, there were close to 10,300 people who died in these accidents.
The Attleboro family is also asking for donations from members of the community to help to cover the costs of the funeral. They say that it’s not something that they had planned on and so it’s putting a hardship on them. They just want to help to spread the word about the dangers of drunk driving. One day, the family would like to start a foundation to try to help other families who have fallen victim to the consequences of drunk driving.
If you would like to make a donation, you can drop it off at any branch of the Bristol County Savings Bank. For monetary donations, please make out your donations to the Kaisha Lynn Guerrini Memorial Fund. This is going to help to benefit her son’s future educational needs.
Each and every year, there are thousands of people across the country who we lose because of drunk driviers. According to the NHTSA, there were more than 140 people who were killed in alcohol-related car accidents in 2010 in the state of Massachusetts. Of those who died, there were close to 100 who were killed in accidents involving a driver who was really drunk and had a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or higher. Close to 100 were killed in an accident involving a driver who was legally drunk, or .08 or higher.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a drunk driving car crash, call the Law Office of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case. Call (617) 777-7777.
More Blog Entries:
Massachusetts DUI Accidents: Little Stopping Repeat Offenders, Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog, October 6, 2012
NFL Seasons Brings Risks of Drunk Driving, League Joins MADD in Fighting Back, Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog, September 18, 2012