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A 24-year-old Williamsburg woman drove her Honda the wrong way through a traffic circle, up onto the median and sidewalk eventually crashing into a fence at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, Virginia (VA). The Pavilion was hosting the 96X Fest,  a popular concert event.

The damage caused by the driver was extensive. Not only was property damaged, but an innocent pedestrian had her life turned upside down in this incident. The 27-year-old pedestrian was hit by the Honda and wound up suffering severe injuries. The victim was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Honda has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and maiming, according to PilotOnline.com.

This incident is a stark reminder of the serious risks associated with drunk driving. You’re not only putting yourself at risk when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle after having a few too many – you’re also endangering the lives of everyone around you.

As illustrated by this terrible incident, a young woman who was simply walking on the sidewalk will now be forced to spend weeks or months recovering from her extensive injuries.

The lesson – do not drink and drive.

2 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Lisa Janison

    Victim does NOT have a severed arm. She had a Broken collar bone, fractured leg and cut on the head that required a few stitches. While the importance of drunk driving is not lost here, the over dramatization of injuries. Driver's life is ruined as well. She was a 3rd year law student at William & Mary and an intern for the state attorneys office in Newport News. How about you talk about that angle and how a promising law student screwed up. That would really hit home for your readers.

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