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I Lost My Friend to a Drunk Driver

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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 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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    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
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Is it so much to get in a taxi or a cab or even call for a friend i mean don't be the dumb one to kill someones life , just because you "Thought" you could drive.
    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M Aug 21

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    I seriously hate ppl. Every time I look forward to going out and doing something ppl cancel or fall asleep and suddenly stop texting. I'm so damn frustrated with the "friends" I...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    There's just no excuse...
    SirPantsyplot SirPantsyplot 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I decided that I'd rather have 4 quarters then 100 pennies.
    15ShadesOfBlue 15ShadesOfBlue 13-15, F Aug 24

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    In August 7th - the day before going on vacation with my family , I got a phone call from me best friends mother , saying that hey got into a car crash - later on I was told that a...
    xMusixForeverx xMusixForeverx 16-17, F Sep 6

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    It really sucks losing your opposite sex parent. Guys don't fair well without mom girls without dad. I lost my mom at age 2-3. She was run over by a drunk driver. What made it...
    SadDumbBlind SadDumbBlind 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I am 49 years old I am in the middle of my second failed marriage I have been disabled since I was 38 years old but did manage to hold my head above water until recently I have 3...
    smitttyd smitttyd 46-50, M Aug 29

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    one of my long time friends and i moved schools last year. because we both did not know many people at the school we stayed around each other. she later that year found a new group...
    SweetAussie SweetAussie 13-15, F Aug 23

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    Just found out few days ago that they were envolved and having sex that started about 3 months ago in my back.. she was my girlfriend for an year and he was my best friend for 9...
    Cristiano331 Cristiano331 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    When I was raped, I was only 14. And as a fourteen year old. I had never been sexually active, or seen a naked man, yet alone been naked in front of another person. So the day it...
    dontbetardy dontbetardy 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I came out of the closet in July of 2012. I. Actually blew the closet up making a mind blowing annoucement to so many who knew me. I announced I was a Transgender M2F. Needless...
    Steph5226 Steph5226 46-50, T 3 hrs ago

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    It's only been a little over year since my mother walked out, and no one should ever have to brave that storm. I wonder still every day when it becomes easier. She was my...
    TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit TheMostBeautifulBitterFruit 16-17, F Aug 28

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    Had you ever have an unexpected friendship with someone? You weren't really on good or bad terms in the beginning, you two were just like wind gushing whenever you walk past each...
    switch357 switch357 18-21, F Aug 31

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    I want to have one so bad. It is a right of passage and a necessity in the area where I live, where public transportation is almost impossible to find. But in high school I didn't...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    It is a rather, undeveloped corner of real Spain that is quite in contrast to the significant rise resorts somewhere else over the Costa...Superior villa with modern day and...
    Augustina97sy Augustina97sy 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Our driver was useful and courteous and created our intro to Sydney a satisfaction. We had quite a lot of baggage and he served with every thing.Taxis in Sydney will not be that...
    Lillafyq Lillafyq 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    how do i start this off? its so sad..ugh..okay i lost my virginity to a 20 year old when i was 13 now i just turned 14 we met on instagram,i liked him ALOT...he asked me out...
    ImOkayDude ImOkayDude 22-25, F Sep 8

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    This is a long one, but I really need to vent, so stick with me, alright? :) When my first girlfriend was using me to replace her sweetheart who killed himself, my best friend was...
    coastin coastin 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Is anyone else scared of drunk people? I am terrified of men, and found others, but not about drunk people? I get panicky and suck. As a child occasionally my father would drink...
    Bcori1999 Bcori1999 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I have no idea when or how it happened but....I'd be utterly lost without my phone. I check emails, use gps, shop....my phone! My "connection!"
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 9 hrs ago

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    nothing has changed since all of this begun...every effort i make to return to god only makes things worse...i have prayed, tried to stand on faith, cried[still do] begged and...
    brokenhope4ever brokenhope4ever 46-50, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Lost my dad in May. Its now September and here I am sipping liquor under a dark cloud. Every time I feel like I'm starting to handle his passing something or in this situation...
    Pokahottyass Pokahottyass 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So two nights ago I received a phone call from one of my co workers. It was 12 am going on 1, and she was drunk and driving. Me being half sleep, I paid her no mind because she was...
    VGod888 VGod888 18-21, M a week ago

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    I want to start off by saying, I love this group name. It fits my situation perfectly. I used to be such a creative, artistic, expressive person. I had a 600+ page role-play going...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Back in college I used to have plenty friends. When I got drunk, I made even more friends, I joked, laughed and was generally in a good mood. Now, in my early 30s, I live in a...
    myprivatehell myprivatehell 31-35, M Aug 21

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    i got drunk very recently when i was out with my friends ..... we got drunk and i accidentally had sex with a random guy ..... but i still loved it
    akanksha89 akanksha89 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    fernewshKhamenhaa fernewshKhamenhaa 70+, F 3 days ago

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    My father died in car crash two years ago and was not a driver at all. I still don't believe it happened. I miss him so much and feel so much pain everyday. I've just listened to...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I'm lost and I'm afraid. I'm scared of what has happened and I fear what may happen. Every single day I have dozens of macabre scenarios flashing through my mind. I see the people...
    iKitKat iKitKat 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    A lot of things happened to me last week so on Friday I decided to get over them, problem is I got so drunk I actually started crying about, felt very sick and I missed a lot of...
    effiestro effiestro 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I never knew her; she took off when I was just a few weeks old, and she never came back into my life. Heck, I didn't even know what a mother was until I was 4 or 5, and then 'mom...
    MissKatalogue MissKatalogue 22-25 1 Response Sep 9

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    Yesterday while sitting in stationary traffic the woman behind suddenly launched her car in to the back of mine... When challenged her reason was that she was changing the music...
    HPage HPage 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I've lived by this my whole live (close friends over many acquaintances), but I'm starting to wonder if I'd be happier with many fake friends? I mean, don't they seem happier? I've...
    Tory102 Tory102 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    It's funny how people behave when drunk. Or pretend to be drunk. Last night I was introduced to this 'straight' girl in a bar. She had just ended her relationship w/ her boyfriend...
    xenna2 xenna2 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I am so lost I just need help. I am 15 years old. Two night's ago I had a sleepover with my friend who has an older brother. We go to her house from a party where we both had...
    lifeofateenager520 lifeofateenager520 13-15, F 7 Responses Sep 8

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    I got drunk at my aunts wedding and danced with this 40 something year old woman. I drunk danced and everybody knows that drunk dancing is the worst. I said some things I would...
    jm4life jm4life 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I absolutely hate getting lost. It's something that might take a while to get out of and you don't know how long it will take to get out of it. Well, I got lost at one point. And...
    DiamondAlexander DiamondAlexander 13-15, M Sep 6

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    Getting drunk with old friends never felt better