Festive RIDE in full force
"I was caught between the two and lost my leg and tore my shoulder off," Martin said.
The impaired driver was sentenced to three years in prison.
"I think the sentence was more than fair compared to what some other people get for taking a life," Martin said. "Like the bad case in the Valley."
Martin is referring to the tragic drunk driving incident in 2009 that took lives of three teens- Jazmine Houle, Caitlin Jelley and Steven Philippe on Highway 69 North. The driver, Nicholas Piovesan, pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal negligence causing death and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
"It's not fair in some cases for some people.
"His actions changed our whole life but I moved on."
This year, Martin joined Action Sudbury, the OPP and the Greater Sudbury Police Service in the official launch of the Festive RIDE on Dec. 2 handing out red ribbons and pamphlets to educate others not to drink and drive.
"It's like closure," Martin said. "I made it but sadly a lot of people didn't."
"I can't change what happened yesterday but I change what happens tomorrow."