Letter from brother of killed cyclist to discuss ‘drunk driving’
February 24, 2013
Sergio Rodas, brother of Reinado, the bicyclist killed by the son of journalist Eduardo Aliverti, asks to discuss ‘irresponsible drunk driving’ or ‘how laws appear to benefit those who drive drunk’.
Full text of the letter:
Perhaps it would suggest a more topical debate on “the irresponsibility of drunk driving,” or how the laws of this country seem to benefit this attitude (that drunken driving, be a mitigating factor.) But who am I to suggest topics for discussion? I’m not his intellectual stature far. We are people of the lot as it was my brother.
Today suddenly the subject entered the road less wanted, none of us (direct relatives) wanted mediate this great tragedy that grips us and be with us forever. But this is how it feels from down here, a state of helplessness that makes the pain unbearable.
We now understand much more traffic victims; we are experiencing firsthand the feeling that everything is going to be a mere accident with dead but no culprits. Therefore Mr. Aliverti I honestly think it would be more beneficial to society a thorough debate on this topic; you have the means and the power to do.
And as you say life will somehow … I see that seems to be a good father for the way you protected your son in these murky days … and surely you will continue to do; you will continue to help and containing him. Although he is a man you have much to teach. Do-it may, my brother is not going to do the same with his son.
(Brother of Cacho)