Driving Under the Influence Causes Violent Collision that Claims a Life and Leaves Two Others in Cri

A violent DUI crash in Santa Clarita on Friday evening left one person dead and two others in critical condition, authorities said.

Not many people are able to act entirely responsibly after consuming alcohol. Our brains don’t react the way that we need them to, and we make mistakes. If you are going to use drugs or drink alcohol… please, please, please do not operate a vehicle while you are under the influence. Time and time again, tragedies like this remind us that we are not invincible.

Dr. Bud Lawrence, left, emergency room doctor and director of risk management at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and Cary Quashen, right, of Henry Mayo and Action Family Counseling, talk to members of the press on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following the admission of eight overdose patients to the hospital on Monday. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

You can watch the news coverage video on ABC 7’s website by clicking the button on the image below.

If you are a person who has been known to drink and then drive, then you really have to take this seriously. Getting behind the wheel after consuming drugs or alcohol is a gamble. If you keep rolling the dice, sooner than later you won’t be so lucky. And what happens when your luck runs out?

It’s life or it’s death, and for just a few bucks you can always call an Uber for a safe ride home. Please like and share this blog with your friends and family to spread the word that drinking and driving is a matter of life and death.

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction, there is hope for you. We can help you. We help people who struggle with alcohol addiction get sober everyday. Action has inpatient rehabs and outpatient treatment programs for both adolescents and adults in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Kern Counties. Please reach out to us, so that we can help you.


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