Drunk Driver Collision Caught on Video Starts Red Light Campaign (Video)

A drunk driver runs a red light in Elizabeth, NJ, and collides with another car in what looks like a fatal accident, but all injuries were minor.

The drunk driving campaigns have started to slow.  They seem to have been replaced by the campaigns to stop cigarette use.  But, a new, and very real accident, has sparked the drinking and driving awareness campaign again.

A car barrelling through an intersection in Elizabeth, New Jersey was caught on camera June 29.  The driver ran a red light and collided with another car sending the car airborne into a traffic pole and ultimately flipping the car on its side.  It was later determined that the 29-year old that crashed into the other vehicle was under the influence of alcohol, according to MSNBC.

But the police chief that released the video of the accident wanted to bring awareness back to the people about running red lights and inadvertently, drinking and driving.

“I want people to realize what can happen when someone runs a red light,” said Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison. “By showing this video, we hope people will realize running red lights can have tragic consequences.”

Check it out.  It is a wonder that no one was fatally injured.

-J.C. Brooks

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