Drinking and driving kills. It is a simple fact. Alcohol awareness classes help prevent drinking and driving and thus can help save lives. Unfortunately for one young mother and her yet-to-be-born child, an alcohol class was unable to save their lives.
Tiffany Ann Woodham, a 19-year-old who was nine months pregnant, and her baby, died in Winter Haven, Florida after a speeding drunk driver rammed his pickup truck into the van she was riding in. As reported in www2.tbo.com.
Woodham was in the left-rear passenger seat and severe trauma and died en route to a hospital, and despite an emergency Caesarean section, her baby also died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.
Two lives and their family members’ lives tragically ruined. The driver of the vehicle, Thomas Jeremy Dick, faces two counts of vehicular homicide, two counts of driving under the influence-manslaughter, two counts of DUI involving serious bodily injury, DUI crash involving property damage and DUI.
According to initial testing, the 37-year-old Dick had a blood-alcohol content at the scene of 0.131.
Witnesses reported that Dick’s vehicle was speeding and driving recklessly. The other five passengers in the van and the driver all sustained injuries.
Do you think Dick regrets getting behind the wheel while intoxicated? It is too late to save the lives of two innocents, and too late for him not to have ruined his own life. Perhaps others will learn from this tragedy and not get behind the wheel after they have been drinking.