Imagine this... you've made a terrible error, you've been drinking and chose to drive. Home is only a few blocks away. It's dark and rainy. You're sitting in your car, and you've crashed into someone. You seem to be OK; you're scared. The other car is crushed in front of you, and it's eerily quiet. Nobody is moving. You move, first out of your car and over the sober driver's car. Windows are smashed. You look inside. There is a woman inside, she is your wife. And now she is dead.
Now that I have your attention, here is the actual news story.
MONTREAL - The head-on crash that killed Renee Bourbeau was much like many other drunk-driving accidents on Canadian roads except for one horrible coincidence.
The alleged drunk driver who smashed into Bourbeau's minivan was her husband, Patrick Laflamme. Laflamme plowed his truck into the van the 41-year-old mother of two was driving Saturday evening in Drummondville, Quebec.
Laflamme, 36, was charged in his hospital bed yesterday with drunk driving causing death.
He is recovering from leg fractures and head lacerations.
Bourbeau died in hospital a few hours after the collision.
Quebec provincial police say Laflamme had left a local bar and was just minutes from home when the spectacular crash occurred. Bourbeau had been with Laflamme at the bar earlier in the evening and had left without him. Later, police allege, Laflamme was driving the wrong way into oncoming traffic and slammed into his wife's vehicle in the 90-kilometre-an-hour zone.
Police say darkness had settled in just after 8 p-m and a heavy rainfall made visibility poor and the roadway slick.
(Source - Canadian Press)