Alcohol is a pass time drink enjoyed by many. It has a long and rich history with all of humankind.
The earliest civilizations dedicated many resources to cultivating alcohol for its then under-realized potentials.
It’s a relaxant, a pain aid, and keeps longer than any other liquid besides water. As such, it became imperative to have plenty of it to pass the winter months.
Nowadays, more people drink alcohol leisurely than ever before. Unfortunately, alcohol is not the boon most people claim it to be. And some people have problems with it.
Alcoholism, in its up-front debilitating state and the much more serious, difficult high-functioning state, leads people’s lives into spirals of destruction that sometimes take others with them.
One such person was Diane Schuler, a high-functioning alcoholic from New York, whose drinking habits cost her nearly a dozen lives in a drunk driving crash.
10 Wrong-Way Crash
In July of 2009, Diane Schuler drove up from the Hunter Lake Campground with her two kids and her brother’s daughters in her brother’s red minivan to go back home in New York.
It was supposed to be a pleasant drive after a weekend out on the lake and with nature. Motorists began calling in strange behavior from her particular car.
Erratic driving and behavior that was typical of a drunken tirade. At 1:33, she got onto the wrong way of a highway on-ramp.
She went up the downside and got into the wrong way of traffic. At 1:35, the crash occurred. There were no survivors from her car or the car she struck.
9 Do Not Enter
The accident happened on the Taconic State Parkway, a freeway from northern New York state down to the central area. It was a reasonably busy time for their drive back home.
Before going up the wrong ramp, Diane was stuck in traffic and was driving with aggression, trying to force her way into merging lanes and drove dangerously close to others while weaving in and out of her lane sporadically.