Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I feel numb

I’m sure that you’ve all read about or seen on TV the horrible accident that happened at Kogarah today. I was following the story all day because I use to go to school in the area. I knew that stretch of road so well that I could visualize that particular turn and bus stop in my head as I read the story. I felt so bad for the victims that I even emailed my friends about the incident, by the time I got home the news reported that someone had died.

At 7:30pm I received a phone call from one of my friends, her and her family were on their way to the hospital to help police (I froze; I thought that someone I knew died). Instead it turned out that we knew who the driver was (she was the mother of a girl that I went to high school with). I couldn’t believe it…and if you knew the tragedy that surrounded this family you would be even more shocked.

I don’t know what’s going to happen next, what a terrible thing to happen (for everyone involved).

*edit* My friend who went to the hospital to support the family just called me, from what police can tell the driver didn't run a red light, hadn't been drinking and wasn't speeding; it was just a freak accident. The driver is so distraught over what happened that they have her on suicide watch.

28/03/2007 - The latest update.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It truly is tragic. She is completely distraught and sad for the families that are grieving the dead girl and injured people. She is such a nice woman who does so much for her community and it was just a horrible accident that involved an out of control car and a panicked driver.

The police completely sympathise with her because they see the guilt and anguish in her at present, especially when she too has a daughter the age of the girl killed.

Very sad. The only thing to do is pray and see how events fold out.