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mlurp 11-16-2012 03:28 PM

Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears
 
We talk about drugs and the drunks, well this is what any drunk driver can do if not worse. :sad

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Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears

By Dina Abou Salem | ABC News Blogs – Thu, Nov 15, 2012, Posted 16 Nov.

The life of Xitclalli "Chilli"Vasquez, 9, took a tragic turn in the summer of 2011 when a drunk driver's car collided head-on with the car the Fort Worth, Texas, girl was riding in, leaving her paralyzed from chest down.

Last week, on the day of convicted drunk driver Jeremy Solis's sentencing at Tarrant County Court, Vasquez had a chance to read him a letter she had written, a letter that brought Solis, the jury, and everyone present in the court room to tears, witnesses said.

The four-page handwritten letter, titled "From One of Your Victom," presented to the jury explained how Vasquez was going to the mall with her sister "to get my hair cut and my nails done." That was all she could recall of the fateful day of the crash. "I don't remember the first several days. I could not talk, so I had to use my thumb to answer yes or no. While I was in UCLA I had very bad moments. They take xrays of me every day. Feed me through by gbutton. I had tubes through my mouth and nose."

"There were times that I would cry and cry…

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Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears | ABC News - Yahoo! News

1,241 comments.

Awahso 11-16-2012 03:42 PM

Re: Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears
 
That poor brave girl :( I wish her all the best in the future. One of the worst things about DUI is the randomness of it. Sure we can sit back and say "All drunk drivers are idiots" and on and on. But truly, decent people make bad choices and it effects people who were doing nothing but living their lives, like this young lady.

The fact that she says she will continue to write him in prison is inspiring. That is true forgiveness right there, and that is beyond inspirational.

saltwn 11-16-2012 04:09 PM

Re: Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears
 
I watched the video and I did cry. At her last words she wanted to leave everyone with,
"Don't drink.......
...that's all."

mlurp 11-17-2012 12:59 PM

Re: Texas Girl Paralyzed by Drunk Driver Leaves Jury in Tears
 
What bothers me is this is but one of many accidents that people who drink a bit to much create.
See: Drunk Drivers how many cause accidents a year - Yahoo! Search Results

Now find me the number of marijuana user who create auto accidents?

IMHO they need to change these two drugs as the legal one is the worst. Besides auto accidents drinking ruins families, creates other problems that the police needed be called wasting much need time and taking the LEO's from real police work that could prevent crimes or react to a crime much quicker.


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