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Drunk Driving Strikes Again
by Rachel Whitaker, Associate Editor

This weekend I received the startling news that my cousin John was killed in a car crash. Sadly, that means two girls about your age are now without a dad.

The part that really upsets me is that this accident was caused by a drunk driver, who hit the car John was driving head-on while trying to pass someone. The driver, a 24-year-old guy named Steven, survived the accident and went straight to jail after being treated at the hospital. Steven could spend up to 15 years in prison for killing someone as a result of his poor choices to drink and drive.

Too bad Steven didn't think about how foolish it would be to get behind the wheel when he was drunk. But that's just the problem—alcohol interferes with your ability to think and make decisions. That's why as Christians we need to steer clear of it. We need our brains fully functional so we can choose what's right!

Losing a family member reminds me that I don't have all the time in the world to share Jesus with my family. Most of them are not Adventists, and some are not Christians at all. I want to do what I can to make sure they know God.   


+4 #10 neahneah 2012-06-26 17:03
me and my mom and brother where in crash involving a drunk driver i'm happy we are still alive. my brother was only 3
+5 #9 ComputerGeek101 2012-06-24 23:56
Sooo sorry. one of my family's friends' dad just died leaving a 3 year old girl and a 5 year old boy at home w/out a dad. He died of a heart malfunction. Did your cousin die knowing Christ?
+5 #8 musicalme 2012-06-24 19:42
I'm so sorry! :( God be with you.
+3 #7 Godsadvicegiver12 2012-06-24 12:02
That is to bad, Whitaker!
+11 #6 Dare2beaDanni 2012-06-23 11:26
Oh Miss Whitaker, I'm SO sorry. I've been in a drunk-driver car crash, luckily I wasn't hurt at all. Praise God! But my dad was in another one a few years ago. He has foot and back problems now, only rarely, though, thanks to the therapy. May God bless you!
+13 #5 SouthernGirlAlabama 2012-06-20 15:58
Oh, Miss Rachel, I'm so sorry!
+8 #4 iloveGuidemagazine 2012-06-20 12:18
that's sad :cry: :sad: :cry: D8
+9 #3 InspiredThinker 2012-06-20 06:28
:sad: im so sorry
+11 #2 Silverstar 2012-06-20 02:36
I'm sorry! May I ask if your cousin died in Jesus?
+12 #1 HorsesRgreat 2012-06-19 17:26
My Uncle was in a crash with a drunk driver May 4, 2011. I was at a Pathfinder Camporee in line to use the restroom when i heard he had been in an accindent. He is still alive but is having problems with his legs. I am very happy he is still alive. Praise God!

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