Chilling Video Reveals Dangers of Driving Intoxicated
Warning, this article contains graphic content that is not suitable for everyone.
If you are a sensitive person and would rather not read about or watch a video of two young people unnecessarily losing their lives due to the repercussions of driving while intoxicated, then it’s probably a good idea to exit this post right now.
Video footage recovered from a cell phone found near the scene of their fatal crash, shows Michael Owen, 21, and Kyle Careford, 20, racing through streets in England, while under the influence of prescription and illegal drugs.
Careford was driving the vehicle even though he didn’t have a license and Owen recorded the two minute video, in which the young men can be seen driving recklessly and cracking jokes, then after a brief pause, you hear a voice asking if the two men are okay, but no response is given.
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Both men were killed instantly after Careford lost control of the automobile and collided with the wall of a church. The coroner ruled the cause of death for the two European men was from a road traffic collision. Owen was the father of a five-year-old girl.
The families of both of the victims, along with the Sussex police, released the chilling video footage in hopes that it could deter others from driving while intoxicated.
Owen’s last words were “you’re doing 90 boy, slow down.”
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Here is a quote from Owen’s mother Kat about her decision to release the footage, which was published by Kent Online:
“We bring our children up teaching them right from wrong. We guide them and give them our advice and hope they listen, but once they are adults we hope they make the right choices. I really don’t know why the boys chose to do what they did, but I blame them both for the decisions they made on this night. If all this stops one person from making the same mistake, then some good has come from showing this video. I’m hoping it will have an impact on young people and make them see that a bit of fun can have such devastating consequences. I would like all the young people out there to take notice and realize that you are not invincible and take seriously how precious your lives are to yourselves and others … Watching the video was very upsetting, but I’m hoping it can be used in a positive way, by showing young people what could happen to them.”