This article about the teen star of Young Sheldon, Iain Armitage, is heartbreaking. Armitage was in a car crash after being T-boned by a car driven by a person under the influence of alcohol. Thankfully, he survived the crash but has suffered from PTSD as a result.
It’s alarming that DUIs still occur, even though there are consequences that are well known. We need to keep talking about the dangers of driving under the influence, and we need to take steps to create further awareness and education. We need to keep putting pressure on our legislators to pass tougher laws, and to make sure that those laws are enforced. We need to create a culture of zero tolerance for driving under the influence.
We also need to remember that victims of DUIs experience lasting psychological and emotional trauma. To Armitage and anyone else who has been affected by a DUI, I send my deepest sympathies.