Personal Narrative: Memorial Day

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Taylor Meadows ENG 101-11 Mr. Randell Wolff 6 September 2013 The Accident It was Memorial Day 2012 at exactly 9:23 P.M. when I received a text message from her which read, “I am just going to go home and go to sleep. I’m tired.” A handful of my friends were having a Memorial Day get together at a house about 10 minutes down the road from where I live. I was at home getting ready but I continued to procrastinate and take my time. I persistently asked myself, “Taylor, do you really want to go or not?” All of my friends were waiting on me to come over and I finally made my decision that I was just going to go. I was about to walk out of the door when I received that very text message. The time was around…show more content…
That’s when I knew it wasn’t the news I wanted to hear. “It was them.” He said. And I hung up. The tears began to roll down my face. My mom had already learned of the news and I started to cry her shoulder. I just wanted to know if my friends were okay. This wasn’t just any car wreck. My friends had been hit by a drunk driver. My best friend, Landon, was in the passenger seat of the car where they had been hit the hardest. That whole side of the truck and a lot of the front was completely smashed in. At the scene of the wreck she looked at her mom and reminded her, “Everything is going to be fine.” She was then airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Hospital. On the flight to the hospital was when she lost consciousness. Landon suffered from many broken bones which can put a lot of stress on your body. A few days after she had been in the hospital her brain began to swell due to that large amount of broken bones she had been suffering from. She was put into a medically induced coma for the next six months. There were really good days and there were really bad days. There were days when the doctors gave us a lot of hope that she could make it through this, but there were also times we didn’t think she would make it through the day. She fought a long and hard six months before she passed away on November 20,…show more content…
Drunk driving is something teenagers need to take more seriously. “Every 53 minutes on average, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash and every 90 seconds, someone is injured because of this entirely preventable crime.” For the rest of his life this guy will have to live with the agony and misery of taking the life of a nineteen year old girl just because he had a few drinks and decided he would drive. It’s something that he will think about every single day of his life until the day he dies. How would you feel if that was

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