Drunk driving hit home this weekend in Fairfield. Chills went up my spine Saturday morning when I learned a Fairfield home on Hollywood Avenue (the same Fairfield home my cousins were interested in back in March of 2008) was struck by a vehicle which hit the home's gas meter and ignited a fire that caused extensive damage to the home. FORTUNATELY, the three occupants of the home nor the driver of the vehicle were injured during this horrible accident.
It took approximately 1½ hours for The Fairfield Fire Department, along with firefighters from both West Caldwell and North Caldwell to extinguish the flames. From what I understand the driver of the vehicle was charged with DWI and arrested by the Fairfield Police Department.
This tragedy really hit home when I thought that it could very well have been my cousins being startled at 3:00 a.m. by a crash through their house and blazing flames. Luckily for them, they had chosen another Fairfield home but in reality, it could have happened and can happen not only to them but to any one of us - don't think for one second that it can't happen to you! Together, as communities (not just Fairfield but ALL communities) need to protect ourselves, our children, our residents, our family members and friends against drunk drivers.
PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!
COMMITTED TO OUR SCHOOLS!!
COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY!!
Be My Neighbor - MOVE TO FAIRFIELD!!!