Reminder of impact on innocent lives 

I am writing in regards to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on November 29, 2012, at about 11.45pm involving an unlicensed drunk driver that your paper published a snippet about claiming no-one was hurt.

Actually, my stepdad has a suspected broken rib, my grandson has bruising to his legs (thank God for his car seat)  and my mum has severe whiplash and bruising, as do my niece and daughter who also has flashbacks and trouble sleeping.

I am the grandmother, mother and daughter and aunt of the occupants who were in this vehicle that was T-boned on the intersection of Napier and White streets in Tamworth where the driver did not stop at the stop sign.

In that instant I could have lost five members of my family – my mum, stepdad, daughter, grandson and niece. 

Everyone is okay physically, many bruises and soreness and emotionally still in quite a bit of shock, but thankfully still with us today.

I was hoping your paper might run this letter as a reminder to those selfish, heartless humans who get behind the wheel of a car while they have been drinking of what impact they can have on the innocent lives of others.

We need harsher punishments for these people.

JODIE HERDEN

TAMWORTH

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