To Mr. Tallon’s family and friends, I am very, very sorry for your loss. I also pray that the other victim in this accident, Allison Gaudino, pulls through this. This is a horrible thing that has happened and I can’t imagine how tough this must be for the families involved.
I know people are tired of hearing this, but Keenan truly did make a bad decision. He is a good person who would not have intentionally hurt someone. He should not be thought of as a criminal. This could be one of your friends or family members in this situation. We all make mistakes in our lives. How many times have you gotten behind the wheel tired? How many times have you been preoccupied with something else while driving, whether it be reaching for something or dialing the cell phone? These are all decisions that we make every day, not thinking that we could potentially affect someone else’s life including our own family. I am not saying that this is equal to drinking and driving, just trying to put things in perspective.
Let us not forget that Keenan’s family is also suffering right now. I believe that all things happen for a reason. I am sure this tragedy will make all those who are touched by this incident think twice before making these kinds of decisions. Many lives will probably be saved because someone will think about this incident and choose not to drive if they have had too much to drink or stop a friend from driving.