Friday, March 24, 2006

The circle of life...

Just an update for any interested parties...

I went to the police station today to make a statement about the accident on Saturday night (see previous post).

I found out yesterday that the young man died late yesterday afternoon after having been kept on life support for 5 days so that his brother could come back from Thailand and see him before he died.

I also found out that the young man's father is a colleague of my dad's. It's a small, small world.

I take comfort in the fact that, if nothing else, our actions on Saturday night at least kept the young man "alive" long enough for his brother to reach him to say goodbye. He could very easily have died there on the road.

To all of you who don't cross the road at the traffic lights and who walk around listening to walkman's, discman's and ipods... Please be careful. It only takes a seconds lapse in concentration for tragedy to occur.

22 Comments:

At 9:18 pm, Blogger mar said...

This is terrible! my neighbors are off to their SIL's brother's funeral...He was 33, was jogging and made the wrong turn without looking and the car driver couldn't stop...Hate to be that car driver...Such is life. Cheers, Yaeli. It's been a long time, I am glad to hear you are back and making fun plans. Here via Michele's this morning.

 
At 5:12 am, Blogger utenzi said...

A timely reminder from a beautiful women, Yaeli. We all should be more careful though it might be worth getting hit--but not killed!--to meet such a lovely nurse. :-)

 
At 10:49 am, Blogger WendyWings said...

That is awful to hear, I had a friend whose 13 year old son was killed by crossing the road in much the same manner.
I think you got missed at Micheles because of rashbres comment being stuck at the bottom so I came by to say hi ( I got missed too lol)

 
At 10:51 am, Blogger d.challener roe said...

That's a drag.

Here from Michele's

 
At 11:12 am, Blogger YellowRose said...

Bless you for doing what you did. Not only did you help him but you helped his family with closure.

Here via Michele's tonight.

 
At 11:31 am, Blogger Carmi said...

I am so sorry to hear how things turned out. Without you, he wouldn't have even made it as long as he did, so your help was a blessing for his family.

Life works in mysterious ways. I wish I knew the secret.

 
At 11:52 am, Blogger Robin said...

oh my gosh, what an awful thing for you to witness! That poor kid. I am here from Michele's today, hope you are holding up well and have a good weekend!

 
At 12:07 pm, Blogger Plumkrazzee said...

That is soooo sad. How amazing you got to be part of his last breaths. Michele sent me.

 
At 12:31 pm, Blogger srp said...

Such a sad story. Good advice here for all. Here from Michele.

 
At 1:01 pm, Blogger T. said...

What an awful thing to witness. But your post was beautiful. A gentle reminder to us all to be safe and to appreciate how fleeting life is. Glad Michele sent me.

 
At 1:13 pm, Blogger Gypsy said...

Oh, that's awful. But I do agree with how you've decided to view the experience. Take care!

And, Michele sent me.

 
At 12:56 am, Blogger dena said...

That's so scary. I've heard the dangers of waking throught the city with an ipod on, but your post really drove it home.

 
At 6:51 pm, Blogger Malinda777 said...

Wow, my thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Nice to know you helped and made a difference.

Here from Michele

 
At 7:30 am, Blogger ... jacek ... said...

wow, thats really messed up :( boggles the mind though, young, life ahead of him... ek. dont want to think about it.

 
At 4:18 am, Blogger Christine said...

Heartbreaking.

 
At 3:02 am, Blogger Chris Best said...

There'sa rather disturbing ad of tv here in the UK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m440haYLDPk&search=%27camera%20phone%27%2C%20ad). I'm going to post about it in the next few days, but it definately supports your urge for people to give the road 100% of their attention.

 
At 5:58 am, Blogger Michael Manning said...

Yaeli: I'm very sorry to learn of this. I too lost a dear friend last Monday in an automobile crash. That's two friends dead in one month. Your suggestion about the crosswalk is true. God Bless!

 
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