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    Hey all,

    Off topic bad news.

    I got a call at 6:30 this morning but didn't recognize the number so I didn't answer it. When I got to work I checked my message and it was my exhusband. He had a bad car accident this morning at 12:30am and his passenger is in very critical condition. He was drinking and passed out and she wasn't wearing her seatbelt and was ejected. The doctors met with her family and said from the neck down she's ok but she has a fracture at the base of her skull and the left side of her brain is "dead" and that is she ever wakes up or lives, she'll never be the same. He was taken to jail and released and goes to court on the 29th. I'm off to the hospital she was flown to which is two hours away. Even though we're divorced I feel like I have to be there for him. I know the girl and feel aweful for the family but right now all I can think of is him spending years in prison if she dies.

    Happy birthday to me, huh?

    Pray for them.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Flirting With The Redline 2000 Posts! Greg's Avatar
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    That is sad. Stupid and avoidable but still sad. Sorry if this sounds harsh but I have known people who have died due to drinking and driving.

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    Sorry to hear. I hope this person pulls through ok, you never know, weird things to happen and/or get misdiagnosed. Hopefully she will be ok. However, for your exhusband, bad news for him. Good reason why not to drink and drive , or even drive when your are tired. Best of luck with everything.

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    Wow! That is some lousy birthday present!

    A very good friend of our family was killed in a car accident as a teenager. They had all been at a party, drinking of course, my cousin was actually supposed to be in the car, but decided at the last minute not to go with them. The driver hit a tree, there were 3 people in the car and the driver was the only one to survive. At that time no charges were filed against him.

    Here's hoping she survives and heals as well as possible.

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    That's always a shock no matter what the personal relationship is. Hang in there fellow Wisconsinite.
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    What a senseless and avoidable tragedy. Hope your friend pulls through.
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    Yikes, Chrystal. Sorry to hear about the bad news. I can understand wanting to be there for both of them.
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    I think I will pray for you too.
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    Thoughts and prayers going out to everyone involved in this tragedy.

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    That is very sad indeed, if he was drinking to the point that he passed out while driving he could face some very serious charges if she dies. Then again, who wants to remain a vegetable the rest of their life. Such a senseless tragedy. My thoughts go out to you, your ex and his friend.
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