Family campaigns against drowsy driving

Drowsy driving prevention week is this week


SAN ANTONIO – For the past five-and-a-half years, Emmy Morales has been in a constant state of emotional and physical pain. 

She blames a drowsy driver for the death of her husband and the injuries she suffered from a car accident in 2009. 

"There is no law in effect right now, so he was basically able to just walk away," said Morales.

To date, Morales has had 28 surgeries to try and repair her broken bones. 

When she's not in the hospital, she's raising awareness about drowsy driving.

"Just last year in Bexar County, we had four fatalities and nearly 400 accidents due to fatigued driving," said Morales.

She takes a sign around to area schools for students to take the pledge against drowsy driving.

Her son, Joseph, still can't believe his father and best friend is gone.

"I'd like some type of remorse, some type of justice. I don't want this to happen to anyone else," said Joseph Morales Jr.

"Our family is determined to keep working at it, we don't want anyone to suffer. By us saving a life, my husband will live on," said Morales.