Fargo man survives after being hit by a drunk driverFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The "100 deadliest days" of driving for teenagers have started. With graduation parties and celebrations, the percentage of possible drunk drivers on the road is increasing.
By: Danielle Miller, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The "100 deadliest days" of driving for teenagers have started. With graduation parties and celebrations, the percentage of possible drunk drivers on the road is increasing.
It was around 9:30 at night, when Vince Ulstad was driving home from Steele, North Dakota on a hot summer night.
Vince Ulstad/hit by drunk driver: "Well I was unable to see the on coming headlights."
He never knew within a few short minuets into his trip back home his life would be forever changed.
Vince: "Unbeknownst to me there was a vehicle coming towards me West Bound in the East Bound lane, the driver had apparently that driver had gotten off on the on ramp."
That driver then hit Ulstad in his pick up truck going about 70 miles per hour.
The driver was determined to have a blood alcohol content of 0.25
He was pronounced dead at the scene, while Ulstad prepared to fight for his life.
Vince: "Things like this never happen to you, to me, It is always somebody else we read about and I never ever considered it would effect my life."
Ulstad spent months in the hospital, recovering from countless surgeries. He lost so much blood he is now completely blind.
Vince: "A lot of adjustments to being totally blind, and wondering how in the world am I going to get by in life."
Although he wont be able to see his youngest son play college football, or take his oldest son pheasant hunting, or even see his wife's face,
"obviously I miss not being able to see my family."
He is just happy to be alive and to this day still forgives the driver who took so much away.
Vince: "I guess I don't want to be in a situation where i cant forgive others for things against me, because i suspect there are some things that god could look at me for and say how would you feel if I told you I couldn't forgive you for that."