March 27, 2006

March 27, 2006
Tragedy in Paradise

It has been raining for two weeks. I woke up this morning at 4:15 hearing a loud crash on the highway that was followed by several other crashes one after another.

Not a good way to wake up.

My heart hurt all day not knowing if anyone was hurt. I called 911 and later learned that one person was killed. It was another eye opener to the fact that life is to be lived like there is no tomorrow.

My daughter had gone out last night and just arrived home an hour earlier. I try to tell my kids to be very careful driving these Hawaiian highways at night. So many accidents occur with all the drinking and careless drivers. 50% percent of the drivers in Hawaii are uninsured.

My other daughter Nicole was hit by a truck two weeks ago. The driver was uninsured and thank God no one was hurt. Nobody likes to hear about stuff like this and I sure don't like talking about it, but I am a dad and if I could change the laws, I would give drunk drivers a minimum of two years in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

That includes prescription drugs.