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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Drunk driving late night accident in Clarendon

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Late Friday night, a pedestrian was struck by a fast moving car near the intersection of Highland and Clarendon Blvd. I did not witness the accident which happened around 12:30am, but I heard all of the commotion as police and ACFD shut down the street.

The great weather brought out a good sized crowd to Clarendon last night, and there is always alot of foot traffic right around the time bars close, but accidents like this are thankfully not that common.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the victim, who is in critical condition. The driver, according to ArlNow.com, was charged with DUI. This serves as yet another sober warning about the dangers of drinking and driving. There are so many other options of getting home safe after a night out in Clarendon, including my favorites of calling Uber Cab or Red Top taxi.

5 comments:

Joseph said...

This is what usually happens when reckless driver is driving under the influence. Offender of this accident should given serious punishment to learn his mistake. Ask help from DUI lawyers.

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Nannie Leick said...

At one point or another in our life, we are likely to encounter a form of accident. But following the rules and acting like mature and responsible citizens can help reduce incidents like these. “Think before you act” should be everyone’s motto while on the road. Moreover, the usage of cellphones should be prohibited for both drivers and pedestrians; the use of headphones as well for the latter party. Any news about the victim?

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Raleigh Crowl said...

I agree with Nannie, “Think before you act”! As much as you protect yourself, also be aware of the welfare of the others around you. Keep in mind that when you’re on the road, whether driving or just walking, to stay alert and pay attention to your surroundings.

Cristy Witherspoon said...

People have heard many accident reports like this, but I think many aren’t still aware of what drinking while driving can cause to a person. Well, they may be aware of it, but they just disregard the idea. They will only realize it once they come upon an accident. People should be responsible and considerate of their actions because not only it may affect their lives, but others as well.