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He Smashed Into The Car ‘Like A Rocket’

On Christmas morning in 2010, Michelle and Gary Benassi called their daughter, Jenifer to wish her a happy Christmas. This was the first time the Benassi’s and their daughters, Jenifer and Alice weren’t spending Christmas together because Michelle and Gary were spending the holiday with Michelle’s mother in Colorado and their daughters were unable to make the trip.

The Benassi’s had spent Christmas a week earlier with their daughters before they headed out of town for Christmas. Every day they would talk for hours on the phone with their daughters and shared a lot of fun Christmas stories. They laughed and felt like they were there together.

Christmas evening when they were leaving for a relative’s house, they stopped at a traffic light. A 34 year old drunk man was speeding up behind and he realized too late when suddenly he hit the Benassi’s car. He smashed in to the car “like a rocket” – a witness said.

Michelle Benassi died on the scene and Gary Benassi died a few hours later. Michelle’s mother Laura Mc Daniel died later during surgery because of the injuries, Peter Mc Daniel, Michelle’s father survived the crash but serious injuries changed his life.

The man who hit them was 34; he was driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. He was not only able to survive the crash but he survived with no injuries and this was not his first time getting arrested for DUI.

He Smashed Into The Car ‘Like A Rocket’Although he was arrested immediately, pretrial went on for a few years and the criminal trial was postponed thrice. He was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison, exactly a week before the trial he plead guilty to the DUI charges and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 8 years of probation. All this, but still he had destroyed a family.

This is how people’s lives change due the ignorance of one drunk driver. Going through this story and a lot others, we decided to create a practical and safer alternative for people who are drunk and need to get home.

At Safe Rides, we are a 501 (c) (3) charity organization which has come with an excellent solution to drunken driving problems. We know that it is inevitable that something bad might happen when you are driving drunk, in our research we came across many cases which would tear up the coldest hearted people. To avoid these losses of lives and possible injuries we decided to come up with a cheaper and safer alternative for people, through revolutionizing the transportation industry. As we are a charity organization and we do business in fairly large volumes, Limo companies and luxury buses companies provide us with vehicles at really low rates. We pass those rates on to our customers and provide luxury services at a fairly lower price.

He Smashed Into The Car ‘Like A Rocket’The proof is in the numbers itself, our services helped save almost 20,000 people from driving drunk last year. People going to or leaving from parties, re-unions or any place, we were there offering transportation services.

If you need to make an appointment or booking, simply visit our website www.Saferides.org and we guaranty you safe and fun services at rates you can only imagine! Never drive when you are drunk, instead, call us!