Accidents — They Happen




I am reminded yet again, of how short life can be; of its fragility. I read an awful local news story today.

Our good family doctor and also close personal friend, was involved in a terrible accident on the night of July 4th as he was driving home.

Through dynamics which are not clearly understood at this time, the doctor’s car rear-ended a car carrying

 five people. The car burst into flames — and three of the five could not be removed from the burning car.

Only a child and an adult could be rescued from the inferno.

The child was badly burned over 60% of his body. The adult, badly injured as well.

The doctor was not seriously injured.  However, the burden he feels, no doubt, has cast him into great suffering.

Ironic, that such a wonderful person, whose life has been dedicated to healing and alleviating pain,

should somehow, unintentionally, find a part in the tragic deaths of anyone.

I cannot imagine the terrible angst and sorrow everyone close to this event must be feeling right now.

At a time like this, it is just too horrible to imagine.  There are no words.

Sometimes…accidents…they happen.

My heart is heavy as I keep them all in my thoughts and prayers.

So, merciful God, if you are listening… please help them to get through this most difficult time.

Comfort those who survive this tragic event. 

Heal those who are injured.

Bring peace and consolation to those who grieve, everywhere.


©2014, C.S. Thompson.


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8 Responses to “Accidents — They Happen”

  1. This is one of those posts where it is hard to press ‘like’ but I hope that the survivors recover soon. I can’t imagine how hard this would be to experience, from any angle. It’s just so sad.

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    • You are so right, Dan. Thanks for your compassion and well-wishes. I wouldn’t even wish this kind of thing on my worst enemy. It just goes to show: you are right with the world one moment, and in a completely opposite, tragic situation with the time it takes to blink.


  2. Yes, life is fragile, indeed. Blessings to all

    Liked by 1 person

  3. You’ve said it all.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    Liked by 1 person

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