Nicole Lillyh Lalime Houston, TX 12-16-2008

by Valoree Lalime
(Houston, TX, USA)

Nicole 6 weeks before her death

Nicole 6 weeks before her death

Nicole 6 weeks before her death
Nicole in her helmut right after hurricane IKE
Nicole with her new hair style
Nicole in Spring 2008

Nicole Lillyh Lalime was 13 years old in December of 2008. She rode the school bus home that day because it was cold and rainy outside. The bus let her out at the corner only 3 houses down from her home when a drunk driver, speeding down the street going an estimated 65-75 mph, ran 2 stop signs, hit the front of the school bus, accelerated and then hit Nicole, leaving her lying in the street and drove away. It was 3:00 in the afternoon only 9 days before Christmas. Nicole wasn't in the street, she was in the grass. The driver's blood alcohol was .19, almost 3 times the legal limit! He was found 5 miles away. He was a repeat offender and is now serving a 30 year sentence and will not be eligible for parole for 15 years. Nicole wasn't even in a car. She wasn't doing anything risky. If a child could be killed by a drunk driver in this manner, anyone could lose their child this way. This has not only affected her family but also all of her friends and their families and our community. In addition, it has had an impact on the driver's family. Drinking and driving don't mix. Society has accepted this problem as a fact of life. It is time to take a stand and stop accepting it. It is not okay to drink and drive. It is easy to make a plan when you are going to go out for drinks. You can take a taxi, a bus, have a designated driver, stay until you're sober, get a hotel room, stay where you are. But it is important to make your plan before you ever have your first drink. Be responsible, don't drink and drive. Enough is Enough!

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Mar 20, 2014
So sorry
by: Sheryl

To Nicole's mom...So sorry for your loss. As a parent it's hard to imagine. To the person who posted such a vile comment...You are probably a unhappy teenager who sits behind a computer screen getting a thrill out of being mean. I do hope that when you grow up to be an adult that you don't experience the pain that Nicole's mom had to.

Oct 28, 2012
No one deserves to die!
by: Nicole'es mom

I can't imagine the pain you must be going through yourself to say that a BEAUTIFUL 13 year old DESERVES to DIE! I am sorry for your pain and I hope you get some psychological help as soon as possible. Those who knew and loved Nicole know that she would have given you hope and encouragement because that is what kind of person she was. I will pray for you that you get some help and some love from someone so that you can rid yourself of your jealousy and hatefulness. God Bless you. I forgive you for your cruelty.

Oct 27, 2012
by: Anonymous

why would u post such an awful thing!!! U deserve to die, and burn in hell WHOMEVER U ARE!!! U damn coward, cant even post your name, u have to be under anonymous!!!!!

Jul 20, 2012
by: Anonymous

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