I have no place else to vent all of this at the moment and so I am venting it here. There may be some things that just happen, but this town has had so so many deaths of young people. Neighboring towns are actually talking about us. We are such a very very small town and have had so many young people die. Last night a well known 24 year old was killed in a car accident. He had been drinking, was driving too fast and was not wearing a seatbelt he was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. A small gathering of friends had been together watching football, he arrived with his own beer, drank too much. My youngest sister who is in her 20's was sober and offering everyone rides. She had left to take someone home. While she was gone this kid told everyone he was stepping outside the house to smoke, when my sister got back he was gone and no one knew he had left. Everyone just assumed he was sitting outside having a cigarette. And now....hes dead.
Drunk driving is a crime, we all know it is and yes thankfully he didnt hurt anyone else, yes it was wrong, but I am freaking out. I am on the verge of seriously losing my temper because it seems that so many people are just so damn ignorant. Yes he made the biggest mistake of his life but for g*ds sake his family has lost their son, brother, nephew, grandson...so why do people feel the incessant need to run around acting as if he deserved to die!!!?
I told my husband tonight I am afraid to go out tomorrow for fear if one person in the grocery store says anything I am going to end up in a physical altercation!!!!I just cant believe this s*it!!!!!Im really on the verge of losing it . Plus my sister and her boyfriend are devastated and in some ways blaming themselves saying they should of taken him home first, etc, etc.....I just needed to vent to you guys! I am hoping all of this negativity doesnt get back to his family. Yes he made a mistake, but it was a mistake that cost him his life and I have no doubt he did not intentionally leave think,ing he was going to die. I know some of you have lost loved ones due to drunk driving and I am by no means lessening the impact of it and how absolutely horrible it is and again thank whatever powers that be that he injured or killed no one else! But to walk around whispering and posting things on internet sights basically saying he deserved this, his family deserved this...I just dont understand people!