Watching the ball drop at midnight or watching yourself drift in and out of consciousness?
Lighting the sparklers and watching them glow or seeing the glow from your car as it lights up in flames?
This holiday season, what will you decide?
New Year’s Eve is a time to be spent celebrating the coming year with friends and family, not lying in a hospital bed at Cooper’s Level 1 Trauma Center.
Yet far too often during this time of year people get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink.
“Last year, more than 11,000 people died in alcohol related crashes accounting for at least 33% of traffic deaths,” says Steven Ross, MD, Head of Cooper’s Level 1 Trauma Center. “We have seen some serious injuries come in to our department from drunken driving accidents and I do not want our unit to be your holiday destination this year.”
With the festive holiday season upon us, Cooper University Hospital asks you to plan ahead and think before you drink. If you know you are going to be drinking then designate a sober driver or call a cab.