And, unfortunately, this weekend brought news of two such injuries.
Then on Saturday afternoon, a Colorado State University sophomore climbed to the roof of a three-story apartment building during a “mega pool party” and jumped, hitting the side of pool before falling into the water, according to a Fort Collins television station. That student is reportedly in critical condition with numerous broken bones. And, again, someone recorded a video of the gruesome fall.
So, over the next few weeks, please be careful. Seriously. Look both ways before crossing the street. Don’t jump from high places. Don’t challenge your friends to idiotic, high-risk dares that are better suited for reality TV than real life. Don’t throw bottles or start fights. Keep tabs on how much you and your friends are drinking, and don’t be afraid to slow down or sub in a cup filled with water. Always plan how you will get home safely. Always call 9-1-1 if you think someone might need help. And don’t think that you are invincible.
Okay, I’m done lecturing. Enjoy the rest of the school year!