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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 01:34 PM
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Drunken drivers, wasted lives (Like a missile, it slammed into the Bedients' car)

http://www.omaha.com/article/20101121/NEWS01/711219923#...


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Jessica Lutton and Tony Bedient were wildly in love on their wedding day, Sept. 3. Five weeks later, both were seriously injured when their car was struck by a drunken driver. Jessica died four days later.
MATT ELWOOD

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This is the twisted wreckage of the Bedients' Toyota Corolla after it was struck by a drunken driver, fatally injuring Jessica and seriously injuring her husband, Tony.

FIRST IN A SERIES ON DRUNKEN DRIVING

By Henry J. Cordes
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

As Jessica and Tony Bedient drove home that night from their movie date, they floated on air in their newly wedded bliss.

Tony still couldn't believe how lucky he was to have as his wife the beautiful, big-hearted woman now behind the wheel.

The impassioned woman who put the needs and comfort of everyone before her own. The woman who convinced him they should spend part of their upcoming Caribbean honeymoon volunteering in Haiti.

As the Omaha couple's car rolled south on 144th Street in Millard, Tony and his wife of just five weeks shared a pretty special'' talk, one Tony says will always be just between them.

He doesn't remember seeing the headlights of the car that police say barreled through a red light at Q Street, going more than 75 mph.

Like a missile, it slammed into the Bedients' car, sheared off the back and spun it into the path of another.

As a dazed Tony cried out for a priest, rescuers struggled to free Jessica's broken body from the wreckage.

Jessica Bedient, 26, died four days later another promising life wasted at the hands of a drunken driver.

FULL story at link.

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adamuu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 01:46 PM
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1. I see your point. Personal motor vehicles
are a menace.
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PJPhreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-21-10 02:25 PM
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2. No...
Driving While Intoxicated and Piss Poor Driving Skills are the True Menace.

And Crappy Car Maintenance.(Bad Brakes,Bald Tires,Busted Lighting ect.)
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