Alcohol Fueled Crash Kills Teenager

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“Everybody was unconscious in that car.”

Multiple trauma alerts required several victims to be airlifted to the hospital. Florida Highway Patrol report indicates alcohol was a factor.

Authorities say 18 year old Patterson was under the influence when he ran a red light and consequently collided with a Ford truck. The accident occurred at around 1 A.M on Saturday, March 11th in Clearwater, FL. Patterson was driving 5 passengers, ages ranging from 15 to 22.

Good Samaritan Donshay Inmon, a former soldier, saw the accident happen. As a result, he decided to start pulling people out of the vehicle. “I jumped out my car, so I started grabbing people and so I pulled maybe three people into the median,” the former soldier said. “It was completely scary, blood was everywhere.” Inmon tried to go back for 18 year old Jocelyn Schirmer, but it was too late. Multiple trauma alerts required several victims to be airlifted to the hospital. Florida Highway Patrol report indicates alcohol was a factor.

Sgt. Allan Carter of Florida Highway Patrol said there were also beer bottles at the scene. Inmon said “If we weren’t there, they all probably would have died because everybody was unconscious except for the ones in the truck. Everybody was unconscious in that car.”

Once you got out and you’ve had one drink, two drinks, you’re done. You’re not going to make the right choice. All we want is for people to listen and change attitudes about drinking and driving,” said Linda Unfried, co-founder of MADD Tampa.

Read the full report here.

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