Ashleigh is my 21-year-old sister, she is older then me so I have always looked up to her. She has always had a bad drinking problem, and riding in cars with others who have been drinking and it was only a matter of time until it caught up to her. It was in the month of September 2008 and she was with two of her friends going from one party to another party, already drunk. My sister was in the back seat not buckled up, and when the driver went to go turn onto Gulf Road she lost control and flipped the car into a field. My sister was ejected out of the back windshield, she had a huge hollow stick go right into her side and many cuts. My family and I never thought she would make it out of that alive. When my mother got that phone call I was out at a friend’s house and I couldn’t get a hold of any of my family members, so I started to worry. When I finally did get a hold of someone, the news was broke to me that my sister was in a car accident. At first they made it seem not as bad as it really was so I wouldn’t worry, but I could tell in my mother’s voice everything wasn’t going to be okay. Right at that moment when I hung up with my mom, I thought I was going to lose my best friend, and my older sister. It felt as if my world was crashing around me and there was nothing I could do to stop it, I felt helpless. For all of you teens out there, because I am one myself please be careful. Every time you get into a car whether you’re driving or someone else is, make the right decisions, your life or others might count on it. Think about yourself, your families, and other drivers on the road and what making the wrong decision could do and how it can effect people. I am pleading to everyone. My sister was very lucky but you might not be; don’t take that risk and do the right thing each and every time you get into a car.