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Hundreds Take Part in Walk Like MADD 5K in San Diego

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

SAN DIEGO, California — They were mothers, daughters, fathers and sons. Some were former Cub Scouts. Others had recently been married or had just welcomed their first child into the world. Some were police officers just doing their jobs.

None of them expected to became victims of car crashes, caused by careless drunk drivers. Many of these drunk drivers were people who should never have been behind the wheel of a car. Some were unlicensed. Others were too young to drink in the first place. Many had been out drinking and driving many times before the crash. Indeed, if it were not for their senseless acts, none of these mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends would have been here today to walk and honor the victims of these drivers.

Hundreds of family, friends and coworkers gathered Saturday morning at the annual Walk LIke MADD 5K walk and fundraiser at the NTC Park on Cushing Road. They were here because they don’t want to ever forget their loved ones. They want to share their stories with others who like them have suffered an unimaginable loss. They also are here because they haven’t given up hope and they want to finally put an end to drunk driving.

“Prevention is the key to putting an end to drunk driving,” said Attorney West Thomas. “No one should have to die because of a drunk driver. Call and report anyone you think is driving drunk. Stop you friends from getting behind the wheel if you suspect they have been drinking. Everyone should do their part.”

Photographs of those being honored — including one young man pictured with his wife on their wedding day — graced the backs of dozens of walkers. A Victim’s Tribute booth also featured posters of those lost. Tributes to who they were. Retelling the story of their lives and sharing memories.

“It’s all about supporting these families and raising money to help others who are touched by future tragedies,” Thomas said. “Many of my clients are victims of drunk drivers or have lost a loved one due to this criminal act. Mothers Against Drunk Driving steps in to help those victims and their families after a tragic accident.”

The event featured various booths including a California Highway Patrol, SWAT displays and a K-9 police dog demonstration, kids booths and radio personalities.

The Thomas Law Firm would like to donate an extra gift to the help MADD with its mission of providing services to victims and their families. The personal injury law firm has extended its offer to donate $1 for every like received on the Thomas Law Firm Facebook page.

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VISTA, California – A repeat drunk driver accused of killing a motorcyclist after he drove against traffic on the Interstate 15 freeway Saturday has been scheduled for arraignment in court on Wednesday, according to a Valley News article.

Brian Joseph Webb, 24, of Murrieta, who is accused of driving with a suspended driver’s license at the time of the crash, was arrested shortly after Saturday’s head-on collision on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, hit and run and drunk driving with a prior conviction.

The crash took place about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Webb was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 truck when he allegedly entered the northbound I-15 freeway’s Del Lago off ramp from the wrong direction. The truck crashed head-on into Robin Vaughn, 60, of Escondido who was riding his 2002 Harley Davidson northbound in the same lane.

The truck killed Vaughn upon impact. The retired neurophysiologist had been married for 40 years to his wife Donetta and had five children and 15 grand children, according to the article. The couple were Mormons and were about to embark on an 18-month service mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according U-T San Diego report.

“Families of victims killed in car accidents not only have to cope with the loss of a loved one, but later their lives may be forever changed due to the loss of income and other costs,” said Attorney West Thomas.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident we know that this is a difficult time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victim. If someone else was responsible for this accident it’s important that you act quickly to protect your rights and future.

For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Thomas Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.

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