kelly jones Maple Ridge B.C July 5th 1974

by kelly
(Maple Ridge ,B.C)

Hi My name is kelly

This is my story I was 1o years old...In 1974 my life changed forever...!!
My Mom was 32 years young and had her life ahead with my Dad and Brother until a drunk driver took it all away..
My Mom was a Guide leader and it was time for a campimg trip with the leaders and all the girls and myself...
My Dad had to work so my Mom stayed back because of my brother so off I went gave her a hug and kiss and she said have fun see ya in a week so off i go..
My Mom and her Best Friend were done shopping for the day and were heading to Best friends house.Her Best friend Nora lived in Maple Ridge as well ,, nice house on a top of a hill..The road has alot of hill's..They had coffee put stuff away and decide to head out again so Nora was driving and was just turning out of the driveway and Thats WAS IT!!!!!! Two young guys coming from the lake doing well over 150 flew over the hill and hit the car..It flew Nora car 85 feet and my Mom was killed right away and Nora died on the way to hosptial ( She had 3 girls )That day changed my life forever all because this young guy decided to Drink and Drive...When i got home I saw many cars at the house so i thought my Mom was having ahome-coming party for me well i was Wrong,,My fav Aunt told me my was killed ,,,At 10 years old that was so hard to hear..
This affected many lives..My Dad had a hard time for many yrs ,,growing up without my Mom had a hugh inpact in my life..
I am 50 yrs now and i sit back and think on how much she missed and how much i have missed with out her here..
Please folks Don;t DRINK AND Drive..At least think about my story..
This affected 4 family's and many friends ...
Its fine to go out have a few drinks and enjoy your night but please make sure you take a taxi,,walk ,,bus,, or call a friend to pick you up BECAUSE IF YOU DON;T YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS COULD BE GONE !!!
Don't Drink and Drive !!

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Feb 05, 2015
Report on drinking and driving NEW
by: Anonymous

I read you're story and I took it in and I feel so sorry for you. I'm doing a report on drinking and driving and if you don't mind I would like to take some of you're story for an example on my report. by the way I'm only 11 years old.

Jan 25, 2015
You aren't alone NEW
by: Anonymous

I am also 50 years old and look back all the time "what if". My mother was only 30 with three daughters 3, 6 (me), and 8. New Years Eve 1971. No 6 year old should have to answer the door with a policeman there. They were coming home and were t-boned by someone who ran a red light while drunk. That day is etched in my brain. My maternal grandmother was babysitting us so the policeman had to get our neighbor to come over. My father was in a coma for two weeks and the swelling on his brain took another two months to go down. They weren't sure if he would be mentally retarded or not. Luckily, he was not. However, he was not capable or in a place to raise three young children. He had no idea how to run a house. He remarried a year later to a woman we met only once. Long story short i was so angry with him as an adult for being so strict with us growing up. We couldn't even go to sleepovers. Basically, be "normal". I went. Through my own therapy and realized it was only because he didn't want to lose us too. It destroys lives and it infuriates me when people think it's funny they drove drunk. I'm sure the person who killed my mom thought it would never happen to them either but it will.

Jul 06, 2013
Alcohol kills
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss. It must have been so difficult to have such a loss at a young age. I can't imagine how hard that was. We lost our 13 year old daughter to a drunk driver. We pray that this senseless crime will be put to an end somehow, someway, someday!

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