On the evening of Christmas Day 2016, a horrible tragedy impacted two different families in San Jose, California. According to police, a 25-year-old female drivercrossed into the opposite lane of traffic, crashing head-oninto another vehicle.
The driver was killed. Authorities believe shehad been under the influence. Before getting behind the wheel,she attended apre-Christmas partyat a barwhere she had been drinking.
And then there’s the car that was struck that day which was driven by aman who was with hiswife and their 14-year-old son.
The 14-year-old boywas also killed in the accident.
All of theofficers from the San Jose Police Department who were on scene that night signed a card for the deceased boy’s family. They rallied together and drove to the family’s house to offer their condolences. As they stood around the living room table, Officer Tori DelliCarpini noticed the boy’s Christmas presents wrapped up and placed in a pile. “Presents that I’m sure were hard-earned and deserved, and supposed to be opened just several hours after the accident.”
KTVU news anchor Frank Somerville took toFacebookto repost what Officer Tori DelliCarpini saidabout the accident:
“All collisions and loss of life calls bother me, but this in particular made my heart ache. This family lost their son on Christmas morning to something that NEVER should have happened. Don’t drink and drive. The devastation felt has a ripple effect. Have a designated driver, call an Uber, call a taxi, sleep in your car, stay at a friend’s place, call your mother, hell, call the police. Have that talk with your kids and family members. No age is ‘too old’ or ‘too young.’”
Please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook.
Due to restrictions, this video cannot
be viewed in your region.