Thousands of innocent people are killed by drunk drivers every year, no matter how many shocking ad campaigns are aired, people still choose to get in the car under the influence. Not only risking their own safety, but that of everyone else on the road, as well as pedestrians. One of these tragic road incidents saw father Rick Ellis, loose his 6-year-old daughter to a drunk driver. As if that wasn’t hard enough, what followed was truly shocking.
A heartbroken Ellis stood at his daughter’s grave in tears and proceeded to record an desperate plea to those drivers who choose to step into a car after drinking. I’m going to show you something that is the end result of your partying on Friday nights, Saturday nights, whenever. Want to get drunk, play around, get stupid? This is what happens. He then goes on to turn the camera to the headstone, which not only shows Lindsey’s name but her mother, Ricks ex-wife, Christy Kay Ellis. That’s when the shocking truth is revealed.
Christy she wasn’t killed in the same way as Lindsey, it was her that killed Lindsey. The little girls own mother was behind the wheel of the car that killed her. What could possibly be a more horrible situation for the family?
Rick ends the video with some touching words and a plea to anyone out there who struggles with alcohol addiction.
If you’re struggling with addiction… if you’re struggling with alcohol… I hope this can help you. Don’t let your loved ones look down at you six-feet in the ground ’cause you couldn’t handle life. Pull your bootlegs up, grab a hold of life, make something of it. Make Mom and Daddy proud.