Almost Fatal Accident
July 17, 2017 10:29am CST
My daughter; who I raised correctly, has lost her fricking mind. 47-years old and not ONE brain cell is apparently working. I've mentioned in previous posts that she has had 3 accidents on her Harley Davidson motorcycle and came out fairly unscathed. I chewed her out over those incidents and told her she was lucky to still be alive. Her husband of 1 year (who I disapprove of) and her have been doing a lot of drinking. I have found out that she is even drinking on her lunch breaks at work, not to mention on the weekends, she starts at 10 am. Well Friday was the company outing that lasted from 11:30 am until 8 pm with alcohol present. Since her motorcycle has been in the shop since the last incident, she was driving her 2014 Chevy Silverado. Her husband who showed up at 8 to accompany her to a bar was on his motorcycle. When he saw the drunken condition she was in, he told her to take a cab and go home. Did she listen? Hell no. Within 10 minutes of leaving the party, she smashed into a cement abutment under a bridge. She tried to say a car cut her off and she had to swerve to miss it. Well NO. Since her husband was following her in the truck, he said she was just so drunk that she passed out behind the wheel. He wound up laying the bike down to avoid the accident and he wound up with 5 broken ribs, a bruised lung and a screwed up leg. He was rushed to the hospital and he's still there today. My daughter???? Not one bruise. She was still taken to the hospital and given a CT Scan and x-rays. She was released Saturday afternoon. The truck is completely totaled. Why the police didn't get a BAL from the hospital showing she was completely drunk is beyond me because she should have been arrested and charged with a DUI (DWI). So now he is out of work, his bike is screwed, the truck is ruined, she has no way to get to her job. The insurance will pay off the truck (under lease) but because her credit is in the toilet and she filed a Chapter 11 not long ago, she won't be able to get another vehicle unless she pays cash; which she doesn't have. IF she would have gone home when he told her too, this wouldn't have happened. My daughter definitely has an alcohol problem and I hope this was a wake-up call. She could have killed somebody or herself.
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• United States
We can do the best parenting, and it seems that those things we have taught them fly right out the window. I am glad on one lost their life in this accident. I, too, hope this is a wake-up call for her, but the sad part is, it is her decision to change her ways, and so many just don't.
I'm sorry to hear that. It's good that she survived the accident, and I'm sorry to hear about her husband. I hope he recovers soon. The first step is to stop drinking (and all the toxic people who tempt her to drink in the first place). Unfortunately, age doesn't equal to maturity. I know that for a fact from my family. And I am sure you raised her properly. Once they are adults though, we no longer have control over the situation.
• United States
I am concerned for your daughter, too. :( It sounds like new husband is not a good influence. Sometimes there are exhibits at fairs here. Smashed up cars usually where a fatality has happened. It is sobering. Maybe she needs to see something like that.
• United Kingdom
What a terrible situation. She would definitely have been charged here - even people who realise they have drunk too much and are sleeping it off in the car are still charged. They are still deemed to be drunk in charge of a vehicle. I hope your daughter pulls herself together.