Sunday, 5 July 2009

A Tragic Day

At seventeen, the worst thing you think will happen wilst driving is smashing the car up and having to face your mother's wrath. We think we're invincible - recently passed our tests, freedom to go anywhere, do anything.

I woke up this morning to a text message informing me that a friend of ours - a guy who had been in my year, my tutor, my classes, and had hung around with a similar group of people to me for the past six years - had died in a car crash last night.

It's still sinking in: it's unfair, that someone so young, with so much ahead of him, had his life taken away. In the car there was also an eighteen year old, who I vaguely knew, and a nine-year-old. They both died too. I could not believe it when I heard; it seemed like some awful prank. Not only is it a sad loss for their parents, siblings, families and all the friends they had, but it's also a wake up call: who knows when their time is coming.

I had to post in memory of them all, but especially for the guy from my year, who will be missed by us all. I have just left flowers at the scene; RIP, to three young men whose lives were taken far too soon.

4 comments:

Molly said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. What a sad time for everyone involved. Hugs. Thinking of their families too, can't imagine how they must be feeling currently.

Moll x x

Jessica said...

Hey,
How horrible. Life is so very fragile. It really makes you feel very vunerable when something like that happens.
xx

Amna said...

That must be horrific. My thoughts are with the family who have to cope with this unbearable ordeal.

Ami The Salami said...

I know this is SUPER late, but I just wanted to say I'm sorry :( My cousins friend died around the same time because they had been drinking on the riverbed and he wandered into the middle of the road and got hit.

Sorry :(