Kingston: Silver Lake attempts to prevent another horrific teen crash

Emotions ran high Wednesday night in Kingston for the families and loved ones of the three Silver Lake High School juniors who are still recovering from a head-on collision on March 30th.

Silver Lake hosted a teen driving awareness presentation and parents, like Tanya Little, commended Brendan, Aliza, and Eva’s families for courageously taking the microphone to thank the community and warn drivers to wear their seatbelts, “I give them so much credit for being here tonight away from their daughters and taking the time out to educate us.”

A Boston Medical doctor and social worker led the hour-long program, informing the audience of long-term and permanent side effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Little’s high school daughter Lizzy isn’t on the road yet but believes the audience of students was personally impacted by the presentation, “We’re freshman but it’s still ‘what to do’. It’s nice to know that the whole school had that and everybody now knows that; so I think it’s going to help a lot.”

The Boston Medical team explained the best prevention against car crash injuries is to slow down, pay attention, and speak up if you’re uncomfortable with another driver.

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About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.