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Recently in a suburb outside of Boston, Massachusetts a 16 year old sophomore in high school was killed when the truck he was riding in rolled over twice before slamming into a tree. It was later found that the driver, 18 year old Chris Barrow, was intoxicated at the time of the accident after evidence was found of alcohol at the crash site. After the accident Chris Barrow was airlifted to a Boston hospital and remained there in critical condition for the weeks to follow. Drinking and driving is become a huge problem in our society especially with high school students. These students are too young to know the effects the alcohol has on their body and feel invincible after consuming it, as a result of this the death rates of high school students attributed to drinking and driving are rising. One way that these accidents can be prevented is by parents talking to their children about the dangers of drinking, many children will try to escape the conversation because it makes them uncomfortable but you have to make them listen to it, it will save lives. This car accident may have been prevented if these young teenager’s parents had taken the time to discuss the dangers of drinking and driving. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol it is important that you hire a lawyer to press charges, this not only will help you through the grieving process but will also create awareness about the problem that alcohol has on our society.

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