HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Sept. 9, 2017) --Some 275 people raised roughly $30,000 at this year's Walk Like MADD fundraiser held Saturday near Pacific Coast Highway and Beach Boulevard.
The event honors victims and survivors of collisions caused by drunk drivers here in Orange County and throughout California where more than 1,000 are killed and 16,000 injured in DUI crashes annually.
Two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers led a parade of walkers down the beach bike path as they carried red balloons and signs with photographs of their loved ones. The solemn walk is a stark reminder of these families' loss as well as a warning to others about the dangers of drunk driving. Crash survivors and immediate family members of drunk driving victims wore red T-shirts.
"Sadly every year there are new families here mourning their loved ones or taking steps to heal from their own injuries," said Attorney James Johnson, a longtime MADD supporter. "We can only hope that eventually raising awareness will put an end to these tragedies."
For more about MADD and their programs to support victims of drunk driving, contact them at 877-ASK-MADD.
For answers to legal questions or to speak with Attorney James Johnson, contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801.
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