Tina Adams, survivor of drunk driving accident, has a message for young people

With many CEGEP students getting ready for spring break, Tina Adams speaks out about the impact drunk driving can have on a person’s life.

Hudson woman reaches out to students ahead of spring break to warn them about impaired driving

Tina Adams suffered several broken bones and was transported to hospital in critical condition after she was hit by a car during a jog. (Facebook)

The woman who was struck by an alleged drunk driver in Hudson, Que., last June is using her story as a warning to other young people.

With many CEGEP students getting ready for next week's spring break, Tina Adams spoke at John Abbott College about the impact drunk driving can have on a person's life. 

She also posted a YouTube video of her story.

Adams and a friend were jogging along Cambridge Street in Hudson when they were struck by a car last summer.

She was only five houses away from her home when she was hit. Adams has since had to shelve her dreams of becoming a police officer.

Future uncertain

She still doesn't whether she will be able to ever return to the police technology program at John Abbott.

"I tried to get into the program for two years. It was my dream to become a police officer," Adams said.

"I found where I belonged. Then this accident happened and it changed my life. Doctors are telling me that I should start looking for a different career."

Adams has had 15 operations to date and could be waiting years before getting the hip replacement she needs to continue her progress. She currently uses crutches to walk.

The driver of the car, Jordan Taylor, is facing 10 charges including criminal negligence and impaired driving. A hearing in his case is scheduled to take place at the Valleyfield courthouse on Friday, Feb. 26 where he is expected to enter his plea.

"I'm not sure if I'll be there," Adams said of the hearing. "It's not worth it really."