Dealing with Grief and Loss after a DUI Accident

It is very difficult and stressful to lose someone you love suddenly, without any warning. Something like this undoubtedly feels like the worst thing that could happen to you. People who have lost a loved one in a car accident find it very difficult to deal with the elects of sudden loss. If something like this happened to you, it is crucial to know that you are not alone. 

Car accidents add up to 2.2% of deaths worldwide, and they are ranked as the 9th leading cause of death. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, 1.3 million individuals die in car accidents each year, which equals to about 3287 deaths every single day. As you can see, many people all over the world lose their lives because of drunk driving each year. From 1.3 million, 400,000 people are under the age of 25. It is a tragedy to lose someone at such a young age. What’s even worse is the fact that vehicular incidents are on the rise. Researchers predict that they will become the 5th leading cause of death in the next 15 years.  

Every day, adults go to work, while younger generations head out to schools, colleges, or playgrounds. All of them expect to return home by the end of the day. Not coming back home never even crosses their minds. Unfortunately, some of them will never see their house again. People lose their lives in drunk driving accidents every single day. The lives of countless survivors are affected by these tragedies. They are shattered once they find out that their loved one will never return home. It is a very devastating experience. 

Criminal penalties for DUI are getting tougher, and the number of sobriety checkpoints increases as police officers are aware of the consequences of this offense, and the detrimental effects that this offense has. Unfortunately, these tragedies just can’t be prevented. All people know that drunk driving can result in disasters, but some of them still consume alcohol before sitting behind the wheel. They just assume that they are in a good-enough condition to drive, and don’t even think about the chances of injuring or killing someone. This behavior is a leading cause of DUI related deaths. If people would just call a cab after having a couple of drinks, things would be much better. It is as simple as that. Drunk driving is a preventable, senseless, criminal act with severe consequences.  

Dealing With Loss

If your loved one has died in an alcohol-related accident, you undoubtedly feel worse than you could imagine. When people find out that a tragedy has happened, they fall into a state of disbelief, shock, and horror. After they become aware that their loved person is never coming back, the grieving process begins. At these situations, people are wondering how they will even get through something like this. It is crucial to be surrounded by friends and family who will help you get through this tragedy, and seek the support of others who have experienced the same situation. Being able to share your experience and thoughts with people who truly understand you, and know what you are going through, is a vital part of your healing. 

Laura Wilson

Unapologetic reader and proud communicator. Bacon and coffee everyday.

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