Essay on The Ethical Dilemma Of A Car Accident

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An ethical dilemma that I have faced in my life is when I was in a car accident. We were all under the influence of marijuana and four kids had died. So detectives had got involved, and they asked us questions such as were we under the influence or where did we go before the accident. I was in a tough predicament for myself, because the kids who survived said that we wouldn’t tell them anything except our basic information. It was either lie to protect my friends or tell the truth because it was the right thing to do. My thought process was if I lie it would eventually catch up to me. If I told the truth I would be hated by my best friends. So as a fifth teen year old I was all about my friends, which made it a hard decision. But I also was a great kid. I was looked up by many people in the community so you can say I had an image to obtain. If word got out that I was under the influence it would have ruined me. That day was the hardest day I have ever faced. The survivors all got rushed to the hospital. I can honestly say that I had no Idea what to do. I was a high school student who was popular. It was either risk my popularity or keep what we did to myself. It may seem like an easy decision to you but at the time I was young and I was scared. All the consequences scared me because all I can think of is jail. My friends died and I couldn’t do anything about it. I thought that since the person that was responsible for it wasn’t alive, they would punish the ones who were…

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