FL:One family,four lives taken by a drunk driver;leave grieving wives&young children to mourn...Please Share!
Posted Aug 05 2010 3:30pm
This story really touched me and caught my attention today. While thousands are killed every year by drunk drivers, the raw video of this families mourning is a desperate reminder of what driving under the influence can do to the families involved. This tragedy will change the lives of an entire family for generations, as the wives are now single mothers to very young children, one is 4 months and the other is four years old, who still do not understand what happened to their daddy's and ask where they are.
Four lives were snuffed out in one breath as a result of one man's careless decision to drive drunk on July 30. Making matters even worse, the drunk driver, Demetrius Jordan was only 20 years old and not even above the legal drinking age. Regardless, he not only destroyed this families life, but his own in the process. According to Fox Orlando, Jordan is facing four counts of DUI manslaughter and one count of DUI with bodily injury. Jordan remained hospitalized at Bayfront Medical Center Monday afternoon and had his first court appearance by telephone. His bond has been set at $220,250.
Family friend and spokesman says, “We need to be aware of this decision that was made that could have been prevented,” Webster said. “This family wants to forgive, but what’s happening right now is anger, pain, hurt, and confusion.”
The press conference is part of the grieving process and the family hopes their pain and loss will make others think twice before driving under the influence. Here is the raw video, please share it as a gentle reminder to others not to drink and drive!