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"One in three of us are impacted by drunk driving."

​We want to hear your story. Have you or a loved been affected by an impaired driving crash? Email us at projects@iam1N3.org with your story, pictures, media, and anything pertaining to the impaired crash so that we can add your story to our site.

"I am a walking fatality of a drunk driver. On April 24,2009, my wife, my daughter and my son, were killed by a drunk driver. When this happened, I was halfway around the world at work. My son and daughter survived the crash and were lifeflighted to Houston. My son died 30 minutes after arrival, and my daughter passed the next day, april 25th. By the time I got home they were all gone! I never got to say goodbye, I love you, or anything like that. My wife and I had been having problems, and we never got closure on that, even though I had just watched fireproof, and told her we needed to talk when I got home.. I hadn't told I loved her in over 6 months when this happened. My son was 29 days away from his birthday and would have been 10. I had promised to take him fishing when I got home... I now go fishing every year on his birthday. My daughter had just turned 12 that January, and was looking forward to trying out for 7th grade cheerleader. The drunk driver died at the scene along with my wife, so I was denied my revenge! My only solace is hoping he is burning in hell eternally for his actions. Although I have re married, and have a son,and another baby on the way, I am not whole... Part of me died that day as well. I know I will see them again, but for the time being, I exist for the most part, with little glimmers of life when I am with my son, and not thinking about the 2 kids and wife that I lost. It's a double edge sword having a child again... On one hand, I thank God for blessing me with another child... On the other hand, I can't help but look at him, and know what I lost. I think the laws for driving drunk should be MUCH harsher than they currently are, as this was the 3rd or 4th offense for this man who killed my family..My heart goes out to you, and I pray you gain closure and and acceptance one day for this tragedy which has befallen you. If you want to use this email in any of your literature, or when speaking to other people, feel free to do so. The more people that know the horror of the consequences of drunk driving without actually experiencing it, the better off we will all be."

John Boggan

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