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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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    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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    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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    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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    Courtney

    Courtney died the summer after 4th grade. She was in the car with her step father going through an intersection when a drunk driver ran a red light and hit the passenger side of the car. She was sitting in the passenger seat and died instantly. Her step father bled to death in...
    arrow91 arrow91 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It was when i used to study in 5th standard i had many friends there, i kept tried to find them after when i left my school but they were not found :(
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    I was actually in a car crash cuz of one :,(
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    i would only be heartbroken if I lost one of my close ep friends! there is a small handful of you guys that if any one of you ever left... then tears would be shed... XD SO DON'T...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I lost a close E P friend who misinterpreted my words and intentions. It's sad, but typed words can't convey tone and feelings.
    canadarm canadarm 61-65, M 5 hrs ago

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    But then again I get drunk when I'm happy!
    Vincanity37 Vincanity37 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    Ive lost my best friend, it will never be the same
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    She was a close E P friend , who misinterpreted my words and intentions, and cut me off. It's sad, but typed words can't convey tone and meaning :(.
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    We met at work in 2011. He was charming, funny, and handsome. He had a crooked smile that could make anyone fall in love. He was the cool guy, the one people warned me about. "I...
    followthesea followthesea 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am dating a truck driver and I am conflicted on what to do as this is a totally new experience for me. This guy and I have known eachother for years he was the first guy to ever...
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    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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      I came across this forum after searching for advice or similar stories online. Here's my story anyway; I'm about to turn 25 this April and feel completely at a loss with...
    Mardybum1 Mardybum1 22-25, M Feb 5

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    I've known my best friend for about 15 years. We've been through a lot together! I like to drink socially myself, but I try and limit it to the weekend, but I am very concerned...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14 46-50, F Feb 8

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    He was the same age as me. He was in a bus that got hit by a train at a crossing.😩 he couldn't escape in time and lost his life cos of a dumb bus driver. R.I.P
    tommy2207 tommy2207 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Dear friend, For the past few weeks, after not even having a jolt of your name speak to me for six months, you have recently been on my mind a lot. Not in an obsessive way, but a...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    well not me, I don't drink. but my friend is, right now, and it's so wierd talking to a drunk person at 4 in the morning. I'm just lying in bed watching those drunk texts and...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am also a truck driver's daughter... My dad has been driving truck for 40+ years. He's 68 years old and still driving. I think the statement is true. It's in their blood! My dad...
    sls84 sls84 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Lost our dog yesterday. Hardest part was not being there for him for years since I left.
    MissSagittarius MissSagittarius 26-30, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So I got assaulted nd lost my virginity at a very young age but it's sad that older people do this stuff young ones
    raniyah raniyah 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    This week so much has changed. I am lost. I am hurt. I am constantly fighting to keep my head above water.
    mrsromanov mrsromanov 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My husband and I are seperated. Our marriage hasn't been happy. He loves me so much but has 'an only chd' mentality. I have been unhappy for so long and lost respect for him I...
    vangogh7 vangogh7 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i lost mine at 22 to a coworker when I work fast food. we did it at his house and u know how people say first time was bad it was and hurt bad after and I bleed. But I never...
    maggietyler maggietyler 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Death is all around and the walls start closing in. Is it because of the things I've done, all of my past sins? Is it because I quit praying to the Lord who never answered? Or if...
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    CuriousCD66 CuriousCD66 46-50, T Feb 11

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    baibai55 baibai55 18-21, F Jan 27

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