Several people have come together to tell their stories. While each story is unique, they all have one thing in common – their lives were forever affected by a car accident. Now they are turning heartbreaking tragedy into education by teaching students the importance of safe driving.
Schools in Fountain are being visited by friends and family hoping to make a difference in the lives of young drivers. According to one volunteer, “My son was in a bad car accident in 1988… Seven kids in the car, no seat belts. Two kids died and my son is still paralyzed in one leg from the accident.” A story told firsthand by those affected can often be the most powerful.
These volunteers aren’t just telling stories either, they are bringing along things like seat belt simulators which show students what a sudden stop at just 7mph feels like. They also challenge students to drive a golf cart while wearing goggles that blur your vision to simulate what it’s like to drive while impaired by alcohol.
These are messages the students won’t soon forget and one that could be the difference between life and death. As injury lawyers in Colorado Springs, we applaud anyone who is able to take a terrible tragedy like an injury accident and use the experience to help others. Enrollment in the class was even up this year, which is a great sign.
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You may have your own firsthand story of how a drunk or negligent driver changed your life forever. At Heuser & Heuser, we want to hear it. We may be able to get you financial compensation for your injuries and hold those responsible accountable for their negligence. So if you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, put our Colorado Springs injury attorneys on your side.
Source. KRDO.com, ‘http://www.krdo.com/news/instructors-teach-driving-safety-for-personal-reasons/29130148,’ Greg Miller, October 14, 2014.