Laura Bush to Tell Oprah About Her Guilt

Car accidents can happen to anyone, no matter your social class or your political affiliation. And know for certain that they aren’t fun for any of the parties involved.
Former leading lady Laura Bush can attest to this maybe more so than anyone.
Laura Bush will be on Oprah tomorrow telling of her tale that happened many years ago. She’s going on Oprah to speak about her new book, out this month, “Spoken From the Heart.”
In the book, she comes out publicly about the mysterious car accident she had when she was 17—a crash that claimed the life of a high school friend on a dark country road in Midland, Texas.
In the book, Mrs. Bush describes in vivid detail the circumstances surrounding the crash, which has haunted her for most of her adult life and which became the subject of questions and speculation when it was revealed during her husband’s first presidential run.
“For a long time my mother sort of went through: what if they hadn’t moved into that last house that daddy built and I’d gone to the other high school in Midland. … Then maybe it wouldn’t have happened,” says Laura Bush. “And I learned then that, you know, what if’s are futile. That what happens is what happened. And there are things that happen that you can’t control, that you can’t change as much as you would want to. Ever.”
When Oprah asks if she still carried the guilt, the former first lady replies, “Yeah, sure, of course. I felt guilty for my whole life.”
Car accidents are very scary and can cause stress for a lot of people, no matter your place in this world.
Remember, if you ever find yourself in a car accident, seek counsel that can you help you get through the difficult time.
This post was intended to provide general information only and is not intended as specific legal advice. You should not rely upon this information alone, but should consult legal counsel regarding the application of the laws and regulations discussed and as applied to your specific case or circumstance.