The New York Times reported today that the horrific crash involving a woman who drove the wrong way on the Taconic highway in Westchester, New York, kill herself, her two year old daughter and three nieces, together with three men who were driving the correct way, was caused because this woman was drunk at the time of the accident.
Reading this article, you can't help but wonder how someone could do this to her kids, her brother's kids and to unsuspecting drivers going about their business. It's just shocking and absolutely stunning. The autopsy reported a blood alcohol level of 0.19 and that it was fresh, with some alcohol still remaining in her stomach.
Investigators couldn't figure out what would have caused this woman to cause such a tragedy. Now, we know that it was her own decision to drink and drive causing the needless deaths of seven people and herself.
Negligence is carelessness. The facts, as reported in Newsday and the New York Times would clearly suggest that these deaths were caused by this woman's carelessness. What a tragedy. My heart goes out to their families.