kelly jones Maple Ridge B.C ..date July 5th 1974
(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 !!