Last November a street race on Northwest Highway and Shady Brook Lane ended in the death of teen driver 16-year-old Colin Stone. Stone’s car was going as fast as 100 miles per hour when he lost control. His BMW struck several other cars before bursting into flames. Stone left behind many shocked and grieving peers who have had to face the pain of losing a friend for the first time in their young lives.
The crash made them realize the dangers of speeding and street racing. They wanted to do more to prevent fatal car accidents. Students made a video as a Girl Scout project that encourages teens to pledge not to speed or race.
The moving video features a diverse group of young men and women who hold up poignant hand-written signs with statistics about teenage driving and speeding. You can watch the video on FOX 4’s website or on YouTube. You might feel yourself tearing up on this one, so keep a Kleenex nearby. The video ends with a message of hope – in a chorus of different voices they all promise not to speed or race. There’s a way for all teens to take the same pledge. Go to the Save 1 for Colin Facebook page to show support and connect with others.