As she stood at the Route 58 traffic circle Saturday holding signs warning motorists of the dangers of drinking and driving, Margarita Jimenez would share her story with anyone willing to listen. Several people stopped to share their own story of how a drunken driving incident affected their life or someone they know. READ
When she looks in the mirror now, Margarita Jimenez sees a reflection of the woman she once was — before the crash, before the multiple surgeries, before all the relentless pain. READ
The scar starts at the top of Margarita Jimenez’s neck and stretches down her back, serving as a constant reminder of a fateful morning one year ago. It’s a mark the Riverhead native will carry with her for the rest of her life.
She embraces it now. READ