Synopsis by Mark Deming
Inspired by a true story, this made-for-TV drama stars Meredith Baxter as Terry Stone, a woman whose 19-year-old son, Andrew (Eric Lively), is an honor student in college. Late one night, Terry and her husband, Geoff (Alan Rosenberg), receive shocking news -- Andrew is in the hospital following an auto accident. Terry and Geoff learn that a drunk driver ran into their son's car; Andrew has suffered severe head injuries, and it's possible that he may never fully recover. As Andrew goes through the slow and painful process of rehabilitation, Terry does some research on the driver who injured her son, and makes the shocking discovery that this is not the first time he was in an accident while under the influence. As Andrew struggles to put himself and his life back together, Terry struggles with the legal system to see that the drunken driver will never be allowed behind the wheel of a car again. Crash Course originally aired under the title A Mother's Fight for Justice.
drunk-driving, car-crash, rehabilitation [physical therapy], legal-system, honor-student, brain-damage