Not Every Victim of Drunk Driving Dies

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Depicts the story of Jaqueline Saburino, who was burned alive in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and lived to tell about it.

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Not Every Victim of Drunk Driving Dies

  1. 1. “ Jacqui’s Story” Jacqui Saburido was young and beautiful. Then she was burned alive.
  2. 2. <ul><li>In 1999, 20 year old Jacqueline Saburido left her family and friends in Venezuela to come to Austin, Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>She traded flamingo dancing and jet skiing for an adventure in a new country and the chance to learn English. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Reggie Stephey was a senior at Lake Travis High School near Austin. He played baseball and football. </li></ul>College was in his future.
  4. 4. One of his prized possessions was the SUV he had customized.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Early one Sunday morning in the fall of 1999, Jacqui’s and Reggie’s paths crossed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In a split second, their lives would be changed forever. </li></ul>Austin Police Department
  7. 7. <ul><li>Early on Sunday morning, Jacqui - then 20 years old - and four friends were on their way home from a birthday party. </li></ul>
  8. 8. At the same time Jacqui was on her way home, Reggie was driving home, too. But he was drunk.
  9. 9. <ul><li>On a dark road on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Reggie's SUV veered into the Oldsmobile carrying Jacqui and the others. </li></ul><ul><li>Two passengers in the car were killed at the scene and two were rescued. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Within minutes, the car caught fire. Jacqui was pinned in the front seat on the passenger side. She was burned over 60% of her body, stuck in the flames for nearly 45 seconds; no one thought she could survive. But Jacqui lived. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Jacqui was barely alive when she arrived </li></ul><ul><li>at the hospital. She was burned over most </li></ul><ul><li>of her body. </li></ul>Her hair was gone. Her eyes were scorched. So were her nose and her ears. She was almost completely blind. Fingers on both of her hands had to be amputated. © 2002 Austin American-Statesman
  12. 12. <ul><li>The following slides tell the story more poignantly than words. </li></ul>

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