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. It is hard to press “like” to such a tragedy for everyone involved in the accident. No matter what happened, the consequences affect all. I send prayers for solace and strength.


    • Thank you so much for the compassionate comment. It is truly an event which could not even be wished upon the worst of my enemies. You are so kind and thoughtful to send your positive thoughts and prayers.
      I am very grateful to know so many wonderful people.


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