ACCIDENT is a project to be researched and implemented through transcribing interviews of impactful victims and accused related to drunk driving. The goals for this project are to create a community dialogue that will flush out the term accident and search for new ways to look at ourselves when it comes to driving drunk.
In the early morning of May 16, 2015 a young marine was driving on the wrong side of the freeway. The marine was highly intoxicated. At 90 mph he collided with a car carrying five young medical students out celebrating the completion of their school year. This lead to the death of two young medical students, Madison Cornwell and Anne Li Baldock. There were also serious injuries to the rest of the young doctors in the car. ACCIDENT will be a transcription of interviews we conduct with those directly effected by this horrific event.
We intend to ask the harsh questions about the details of the term accident under the influence, as well as exploring the reason behind an unnecessary 10,000 deaths a year due to drunk driving. The impact intends to inspire the community to be more self-aware before driving under the influence, and also to consider the elements of judgement behind such choices.
ACCIDENT is pending the trial of those directly involved in the car crash. The criminal trial of the drunk driver is currently scheduled for November/December 2017.
Stay tuned for more info!