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I Lost My Friend to a Drunk Driver

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 55 People

    One Normal Frigging Friday Night

    My bro and I were headed off to the mom'n'pop for some contraband movie snax prior to the opening of "The Terminator". there's a pretty busy intersection so if yer local you know DAMN well to wait for the green light. We were about halfway 'cross the intersection and...
    Gorehound Gorehound 41-45, M Apr 3, 2008

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    Losing Frankie

    Frankie was my Boyfriend, but more than that, he was my best friend, longer than anything. We were better off friends, than boyfriend girlfriends. Here is the story how in a blink of an eye, and because of someone else's stupid mistakes, I lost almost everything.... We were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 21, 2010

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    I lost my teacher to a drunk driver.

    He was telling the class one Friday about how he was picking up his harley one Friday. That same naught I was all over the news how this drunk driving a truck with furniture hit him. I saw pictures if his skull crushed. He had a kind face until that day
    JustScout JustScout 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2014

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    RIP Ryan

    About two years ago....I came home to find a newspaper article lying on the counter. I picked it up and read it. My mom had left it out for me cause she didn't want to actually tell me. Well it had the story of my friend Ryan and how he was killed by a drunk driver on his way...
    raevynvelcros raevynvelcros 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    My friend was the drunk driver himself.

    Of course he wasn't buckled. His car rolled, he flew through wind-shield, hit a tree, then his car collided where his presumably already deceased body was.
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 13, 2014

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    Virginia... August 3, 1997-march 17, 2009. Forever In My Heart <3

    Virginia. She was one of my best friends. We were together at a very early age, and  and kept in touch even after I moved to Minnesota, half way across the country. I was supposed to visit in March of 2009. But my mother made me stay home for another week... We had testing in...
    ThisGirlisCuttingEdge ThisGirlisCuttingEdge 13-15, F May 2, 2012

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    drunk driving=not cool

    friend was killed by drunk driver while driving to help build houses for habitat for humanity. man was charged with less than 10 years for taking three lives.
    renaissancepapa83 renaissancepapa83 M 1 Response Mar 20, 2006

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    I Lost My Soulmate To A Drunk Driver, Playing "chicken", At 7am...

    Wednesday night, Jan 20th,  I was with my dad for a few hours, then went to be with my boyfriend (and hopefully soon to be fiancé), Simon for the night.   Simon and I both live in Thompson, Manitoba, and both work for a small airline.  It is about time...
    dszabo dszabo 26-30 Feb 4, 2010

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    My Best Friend

    I lost my best friend to a drunk driver almost a year ago and I have been missing her like crazy its just not fair she was only 18 and she was the best friend anyone could ever have. I just wish that people would think before they drink and drive. The guy that caused this to...
    soccerlove17 soccerlove17 18-21, F Nov 12, 2012

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    My brother died 44 years ago today hit by a drunk driver . I called my sister and asked her what happened to the drunk driver - she said you wouldn't remember ( I was 3 years old...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 1 Response May 5

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    I was driving on the highway when the guy ahead of me swerves into the middle of the road taking up both lanes. I get around him then speed off because he seems like a train wreck...
    britman33 britman33 46-50, M 2 Responses May 12

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    Some stupid drunk guy was tearing u my street. He took out a bunch of mailboxes and crashed into a tree across the street
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 4 Responses May 18

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    I've lost about 25+ people who I became friends with over the Internet within the time span of 3 years. Some friends I was closer with then others. Some friends I was friends with...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses May 2

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    My only friends are online now.. This year has probably been the shittiest year so far, I go to my cheer gym probably.. 4 times a week? I used to have 2 girls that I would do...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses May 7

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    I'm so gutted that I have lost what I thought was a really good friend. I can't get it out of my head some of the things she said, like I'm spiteful and nasty which is something I...
    celticsage celticsage 41-45, F 1 Response May 16

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    I didn't just lose a few, I lost all of my friends when I decided to join the military. The worst part was when I went back home for the first time (9 months later) and no one...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M May 10

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    One, I secretly still love, others I feel bad for now, and others I lost 6 this year
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F May 9

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    ive lost 18 in the last year
    Oddgirllili Oddgirllili 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    I shouldn't even try making friends anymore, seems like over time I lose all of my friends anyways. Usually to fighting or loss of contact over time. I won't lie, I miss some of...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Apr 30

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    It feels like I'm losing a friend every week..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses May 4

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    he was my everything he was my best friend maybe something more but now he is gone because of a stupid car reck
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F May 9

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    sometimes i want to return to spring lake to smoke dope with the person who was in between the enlightened and ignorant people. sometimes i want to return to that day in may two...
    ice902 ice902 18-21, M May 9

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    It does feel bad when people leave here suddenly.I think it is good they get a chance to re-build their life.But getting your profile picture flagged when there was nothing dirty...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 3 Responses May 10

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    So, today is May 9, 2015. It was May 9, 1988 when I lost my best friend, George, to a drunk driver. Even now, 27 years later, it still can reduce me to tears thinking about it.
    CrypticK76 CrypticK76 36-40, M 4 Responses May 9

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    My brother died by a drunk driver when I was 3 . I remember going to the funeral and watching my Mom and Dad cry . I have often wondered what he would have become . I hope he knows...
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 9 Responses May 5

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    Killed by a drunk driver. I was 19 she was 24, my little girl was 8.
    bakfin bakfin 46-50, M 1 Response May 13

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    I have three friends who died although I wasn't that close to one of them. A drunk driver killed her in a hit and run a long time ago, and one of my good friends died of cancer a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    I LOST FRIEND CAISE I MOVED FAR AWAY FROM HIM AND HE A ***** TOO
    DANGELOMOSS DANGELOMOSS 13-15, M 3 days ago

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      If there was one thing in this world Then it would be you I can say that I'm sorry But what is there to be sorry to You didn't like me anyways You didn't really care You...
    Bountyhunter438 Bountyhunter438 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    and so last night I was the Designated driver....I thought "ok" this is going to be a low-key night...it was anything BUT a low-key night my friend got super intoxicated, as I sat...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses May 17

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    This became a longer story then I wanted to be, but its my story and I carry it with pride. I have always been a weirdo and I love myself for it. I am now in a point in my life...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Have you seen it arround? It's been a week or t wo that I don't recognise myself. I don't dance anymore arround the kitchen, I don't sing anymore in the car...I have lost my smile...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So today my boss scheduled a call with me. Now I knew something was up as this guy only ever calls me whenever he freaking remembers he has not called me. He called me up and...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M May 16

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    I was drunk tonight and even though I have a new number I texted here and said hey. I didn't say it was me, I got a reply back so I know that the number still work, I told her I...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 26-30, F a week ago

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    Have you ever gone out clubbing, went into a bar or pub, been to a concert or just an outdoor park where a local band is playing and just listened, felt the music enter your soul...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    this is the most severe blk out i ever had. i was not only drunk i was high and wasted off of sum pills i think it was xanax and something else i got at a rave at the time. this...
    blackcherrybbw blackcherrybbw 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Lately I feel like I'm not sure where I stand in life or what my next moves will be. When I was younger, I always heared from older people that the teenage years are supposed to...
    Kimmy159 Kimmy159 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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    Hi there, it's nice to know that it's not only me with this. I don't like feeling out of control I'm constantly on my own natural high that alcohol does nothing for me. However my...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    February 17 2000- Early on this morning,two police officers showed up at the club I was dancing at(don't judge me!) and ask "Are you the mother of J------ Martin-Zecharias?". That...
    CocoaBelle CocoaBelle 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    like when the streetlight is RED & the drivers wanna try running a RED Light when it's your turn to cross the damn street. Moron drivers I hate drivers like that
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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