Hit By Drunk Driver

by David Schneider
(Los Organos, Peru, South America)

Five Dead In One Family In Drink Driving Accident

Five Dead In One Family In Drink Driving Accident

While living in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, we arrived home one Saturday afternoon to a message that five of our friends had died after being hit by a drunk driver.

On their way to an early morning fishing jaunt, Patrick and several of his sons/stepsons were dead. Also in the van were his in-laws, bringing the total to 7 dead.

Our good friend Suzi lost her two natural sons, a stepson, and her husband.

The driver of a pickup was drunk and hit them head on. He was the only survivor. He fled to the mainland and we didn't hear or ever find out what happened to him.

Dear David,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friends in Hawaii. What a terribly tragic event.

My heart particularly aches for Suzi and the enormous loss she suffered in a single blow. It seems almost unbearable.

Thank you for telling this story as a tribute to the lives of your friends and hopefully a permanent testimony to others of the importance of not driving when you have had any alcohol to drink.


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