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I Lost My Friend to a Drunk Driver

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 want to make friends with someone in their mid 30s to 50s. Not interested in anything but friendship though.
    terrileep terrileep 41-45, F 3 Responses 42 mins ago

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    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    But I also believe this friendship mostly has an expiration date. There will always come a moment when you'll grow apart. This can be because mutual interests disapear, or one of...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I was 14 when I lost my virginity.. I know i was very young.. I did it with my boyfriend, we're still together now.. People say we're to young to know about love but I know for a...
    Jaylahapril Jaylahapril 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    27-12-2014. My cat Ninja lost her life that day taken by a lead foot hoon driver, it was a lovely Christmas last year. To a lot of people she's "just a cat" this cat had a...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Well , November 6th, 2014 , my boyfriend at the age of 20 took his life. I feel so responsible . We were already not on good terms and we talked it out prior to that moment , but...
    KiNieeBee KiNieeBee 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here's a story for you. ;) I had a best friend (D). We've been friends for about 10 years. We had good and bad times, that's just normal and our friendship survived them all...
    INFJRyan INFJRyan 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im 20 years old, married for 1 year now, and i have a 4 month old. i have so many problems with my husband. when i first met him i knew liked to drink but i didnt know he drank...
    lizbeth995 lizbeth995 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In fifth grade a new boy came into my class and one day I asked him for help on my homework. He said that he would and then we started talking to each other everyday. We always...
    kattom kattom 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Living With a Drunk Back when I was younger and even today, I lived with a drunk. and one who was snappy, impatient, sarcastic, sulky, and bad tempered, more often than not. He...
    SapphireDenimKnight SapphireDenimKnight 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I lost my best friend. we used to do everything together. And in the last week she has disappeared from my life. I only get texts from her saying she's hanging out with...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Right so I was at a party and my friend was really drunk and kept on trying to get with me even though I was clearly not keen! He just didn't quit so one time when he came on to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I lose friends..my friends online..most (if not all) of them I guess. How do I say this.. I always knew that people change, that both the way we view them and the way they view us...
    Junderbalt Junderbalt 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    You know what's sad? I'm going to a country music festival in two days and I am more excited to be drunk all day every day with my friends than I am about the music. Actually Im...
    ofnoimportance ofnoimportance 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I sometimes feel that my best friend is in love with me. He might not be expressing it because I am in a relationship with someone else. But sometimes he just becomes indifferent...
    radhika90 radhika90 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have a lot of online friends, but very few I actually hang out with. Me and two other girls have been REALLY close for 6 years. Now, this year, they're both going into...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I met a girl one day on the playground in first grade and from that day forward she became my best friend. As time grew we became closer then friends. I considered her to be family...
    Curlygirly6 Curlygirly6 16-17 Jul 20

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    I have been a truck driver's wife for many years. It wasn't so bad when I was first married to him. I was busy working with my career and climbing the ladder and so when he came...
    kristy1979 kristy1979 31-35 Jul 20

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    I have lost friends. now cancer has found its way into my family. I spent my vacation time this year by my mom's side. I know this is the last time I will see her alive. I love her...
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I just had a couple of cocktails and lost count somewhere...haha!
    EyeHeartCheesecake EyeHeartCheesecake 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My niece is engaged to be married to one of the nicest young men I have ever met, last weekend his father was killed by a drunk driver head on collision. Very sad, very bad thing.
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    When I'm hanging out. I stay away from high people or drunk people. They only bring bad luck. They get to high and want to fight or even get drunk and can't walk home. I'm tired of...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I met my best friend - we'll call him Jack - when I was seventeen and he was nineteen. We were neighbors in a terrible little apartment building, living with our roommates. We had...
    mackenziesaxon mackenziesaxon 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have so many but my most latest one took place at a party this weekend. I was down in Sand Diego with a few friends and there was a party going on a few rooms down the hall so...
    Lovestorun13 Lovestorun13 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    This isn't my experience but I just heard this joke/story last night and thought it's too funny to not share in this topic. A guy walks into a bar to join his friends for more...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F Jul 14

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    ...and so the story goes. I won't start at the wayyy beginning, I'll start at middle school. In 7th and 8th grade I was hot ish. I knew the majority of people and the majority of...
    DarkAngel24 DarkAngel24 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    She became one of my bestest friend in junior high . But when we became friends in highschool and graduated we lost each other out of nowhere she changed alot she betrayed me with...
    pauu93 pauu93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Today I've lost another friend...not just any other friend but one of my best friends. No not in death...but I just feel so depressed. I guess I'm at fault but I just feel like as...
    Zeiph Zeiph 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I met one of my best friends on facebook... we had a friendship for about 5 years and I really felt like I can trust him and be real friends.... one day he proposed and I was...
    noora17sage noora17sage 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    A few years ago some of my friends knew I can't handle alcoholoc drinks. So they fed me drunk... They told me I walked away at once, so they walked after me. They said that I...
    GirlyGirl1993 GirlyGirl1993 18-21, T Jul 11

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    I had a wonderful childhood. I remember getting off of school then going outside and playing with my friends. I had everything as a kid i mean my family wasn't rich but we did...
    mari17 mari17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I had a lot of interactions with fake friends. These are are the people who you think you can trust and then they turn around and stab you in the back. I won't really go into...
    QueenL10 QueenL10 13-15, F Jul 10

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    IVe been thinking about this constantly: I have never had a good or true friend. For example: when I was 17, my friends and I got invited to a friends beach house party for the...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8