Tag Archives: MADD spotlight
“Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your determination and drive are really inspiring. You have touched many lives, including mine. I know that your story changes people and will continue to help us fulfill our mission of working towards 0 victims.Regards,Viridiana Medellin, National Victim Services Specialist, Mothers Against Drunk Driving”
Last week, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), wrote a spotlight on drunk driver victim, Karen Mertes, and told her story of recovery and triumph after her accident.
Here is a snippet of the MAAD spotlight of Karen Mertes —
“February 7, 2007 was the day that forever changed Karen Mertes’ life path. Karen, a Lieutenant Colonel serving in the United States Air Force, was driving the speed limit on the interstate when she was struck from behind by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph.
He had a blood alcohol level of nearly three times the legal limit and the crash resulted in both vehicles being totaled. The axle in Karen’s car snapped in half, and her vehicle’s undercarriage dragged creating sparks on the interstate for several hundreds of feet.”
Read the rest of Karen’s MADD spotlight here!