14-Year-Old Designated Driver
A fourteen-year-old girl was the driver of a car that was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was driving the car at a high rate of speed on the freeway. When the highway patrol went to pull her over, she tried to outrun them and ended up running into the concrete divider of the freeway. She and her passengers were brought in as trauma patients.
The driver was severely injured as were the two severely intoxicated adult male passengers. The patient was admitted to the hospital with her jaw broken in two places, a severe ankle sprain and lacerations on her face. Her blood alcohol level was negative so she had not been drinking but she seemed to be a poor choice for a designated driver.
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These stories are great. I look forward to each post. Designated Driver was a topic of conversation at our family get together tonight. Intoxicated people cannot be trusted to choose an appropriate designated driver, or maybe they chose her before they were intoxicated.
If they chose her before they were drunk they have some serious issues to address.
A similar case was in an episode of ER (the TV show) in 2001. I guess that sometimes, truth really is just as strange as fiction.
I understand that ER got a lot of there ideas from real ED stories though I’m sure they never heard about this one.