Sunday, 8 March 2009

why... some people/families have such bad luck?

My eldest son was involved in a 3 car accident last night. A bad one.
Luckily he's ok, they all are, even though the car apparently flipped over after a taxi decided to turn right, across their path a little too late.They were (legally) doing 60mph.For once it wasn't the teenagers' fault as so often seems the case.

George has a broken foot,very bad internal bruising, cuts and bruises and swellings to his face and what looks like a bit of a broken nose from the air bag.You can literally see the marks from the seatbelt on his chest and abdomen.Poor thing.. he's a skinny 17 year old who shouldn't have experienced such a thing so young.All three boys escaped lightly considering.

I wasn't allowed to see him at the scene of the accident but four hours (a long four hours) later I saw a sedated kid in A&E, face covered in blood,body covered in bruises. Shaking with shock, The clothes they cut from him in a green plastic bag beside him.

Sitting in the hospital waiting for any news with the 3 other distraught parents is not quite how I would ever like to spend another Saturday evening again.We had our very own episode of 'Casualty' unfolding infront of us.

At the same time, 8pm, same night, but in Hereford,three other young people weren't so lucky and lost their lives in a similar accident. It could so easily have been the other way round.
My heart goes out to the mothers of them. I cannot begin to imagine their pain.

I think the shock of it all is sinking in now.I'm starting to shake a little typing this, I dont even know why I'm typing this.
I'm sorry if my blog is becoming more like a page of 'Dear Deidre' but you know how it goes in blogland somedays are good somedays are bad..



  1. Oh a big hug for you....what a dreadful thing to happen....
    The shock does hit you later.....makes you shake....

    Oh a big squeezey hug and some hot sweet tea.....
    A gentle hug for your boy...xxxxxxx

  2. Oh my...what a shock for you. Thank goodness he is ok.
    I hope you are too.
    Thinking of you and sending you both big hugs x

  3. You poor, poor things - I'll be praying for you all, and for the families from the other accident too.

  4. So sorry to hear about the accident, how scary, both for your son and for you. Hope he has a speedy recovery - and the taxi driver is banged to rights...
    Hen x

  5. Saira - I wish and hope for you that this is it for a very long while and you can just have a bit more normal. Thank goodness they're all alright, wrap yourselves up from the world for a few days if you can.

    Sending you good thoughts and tons of hugs.

    Lisa xx

  6. Oh Sairer, when I started to read this my mind went immediately to the other accident you mentioned and I went cold, thinking "no, I can't believe it". No wonder you feel shaky. Sending lots of hugs to you and thanks to his guardian angel for keeping him safe. Take care, Carmen.xx

  7. if i could scoop you up and hug you tight i would....
    Arnica for the bruising and Aconite for the shock - for both of you x
    sending all my healing thoughts for your precious boy
    here if you need anything
    t x

  8. So sorry to hear about George, and very glad to hear he's ok. Sending lots of love your way and hoping the year gets better for you.
    Julia xx

  9. there are tears in my eyes as i read your blog entry as i am so scared when my son goes out driving. they think they are immortal (as i am sure we did at their age). my son is a good and confident driver but i still worry. it must have been an awful time for you and to see him so injured - it must have made you feel like you wanted to scoop him up and keep him safe.
    i hope he heals soon and my heart goes out to you and your family.

  10. Oh my, thankfully he'll be ok. What an awful thing to happen. I had an accident last year and know how scary it is, and mine was minor compared! We all worry so much about our children, but it's terrible to think we can't be there all the time.
    Thinking of you,

  11. so pleased that your son is ok. My heart too goes out to those families that have lost dear ones. Awful.

  12. What a terrible shock and time of worry for you. I'm so glad to hear that your son has escaped without too many injuries. As you say, there are some dreadful tragedies. You just pray that they manage to stay safe when they're out at night.

    Hope you soon feel better and that all goes well for your son in making a speedy recovery.
    Margaret and Noreen

  13. Oh my goodness, how terrible! I am so sorry your son has been hurt but so thankful he is ok. What a dreadful time for you all and no wonder you are shaking especially thinking of the other poor families.

  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your son that must of been an awful shock for you thank goodness he is ok I'm sure you'll spoil him with lots of tlc.
    You really deserve a break I'm sending you a big hug and warm wishes and good thoughts your way.

  15. Oh Sairer, I'm so glad they are all ok - what a terrible shock ... a parent's worst nightmare. You must still feel so raw from the whole thing - just take it all a day at a time, and look after each other.

    Big (((hugs))) to you and your boy.

    Willow xxx

  16. Sorry to hear about your son's accident. I hope he recovers quickly. All the best to you all.


  17. So sorry to hear about George, what a terrible shock. I'm so glad he is O.K. and wasn't injured too badly, lucky that he had the sense to be wearing his seat belt, or it could have been a lot worse. You would think that a taxi driver should be a better driver than that.

    My brother was in car car accident when he was a similar age, their car skidded on ice and ploughed across a main road hitting the central barrier, it was pure luck that they weren't hit by a lorry coming the other way, he wasn't driving, but he was the only one wearing a seat belt, and was the only one wasn't badly injured.

    I hope George feels better soon, and maybe being in a car accident so young will have a positive impact on him, and make him think twice when he is in the driving seat.

    I hope you feel better too.


  18. I can't begin to imagine the stress of it all ... life can sometimes be bought into sharp focus in an instant.
    My thoughts are with all the families.

  19. God that is terrifying my heart goes out to you and the other parents. Poor George I wish him a speedy recovery.
    I dread my lot learning to drive...

  20. Gosh I am terribly sorry to hear that.

    I hope all involved feel better soon.

  21. Dear Sairer,
    I am absolutely sorry to hear about the accident, but I am also very reliefed that your son and his friends are okay. This is such a nightmare for parents and I so much wishing you a quick recovery, from the hurts and pains and from the shock.
    I am sendig you a big hug and all my very best wishes,

  22. I bet those 4 hours were the longest ever. So glad he's okay.

  23. Sairer, this might sound a bit odd especially as you are in shock but get photos of everything,injories etc, get copies of hospital reports etc.

    I'm saying this as my DH was in a rta a couple of years ago (not his fault) and he is having ongoing health problems since, trouble is the hospital lost a lot of his reports and we can't prove most of it.

    Hope your son is soon better, hugs to you both.

  24. Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery for your son!

  25. So sad to hear about your sons accident and his friends.
    Also my thoughts goes to all the other families who have lost their son`s!
    Hope you are feeling much well now!
    Debbie Moss

  26. Thank the Lord they are all safe !

    love from sesga x

  27. I'm so very sorry to hear about your son's accident and so very pleased to hear he is ok.
    Take care.
    Love Nickyx

  28. Well the above comments say it all. I will just add, my thoughts are with you all and hope they all make a speedy recovery.

  29. Sending you a big blog hug xxx

    What a worrying time, and I hope your son gets better soon

    lots love Sam xxx

  30. Oh you poor thing and George too of course - it is hard work being a Mum isn't it. I never settle till my son and now my daughter arrive back on the drive. I thought it was worrying before but when they are driving its a whole new game. So glad he is OK - chin up honey..............give him big hug even though he won't like it!

  31. So glad he's ok and sending wishes for a speedy recovery. Waiting in hospital is horrible. You know what you need don't you? A big bar of chocolate!

  32. Oh goodness Sairer what a nasty shock for everyone. Poor George, lucky boy that he's got you to take care of him. I don't suppose they ever get too big to be kissed better do they?

    Do hope some better and more peaceful times come your way very soon.

    Thinking of you and yours,

  33. Hi Saira, sometimes it is best to share. Thinking of you and your boy.

  34. Sending you a big hug and a get well wish to your boy x x

    Sara x

  35. I hope your son and everyone is recovering after this terrible shock. I honestly can't imagine. You are a very brave family.

    (p.s. i don't think your blog is like dear diedre at all, it's just life.)

  36. Oh my goodness Sairer, you poor poor thing. How dreadful it must have been to see your baby in such a state. I am so glad that he is ok. Big love to you
    Donna x

  37. A parents worse awful. I hope your son will make a full recovery and won't be in too much pain for very long.

    Take care of yourselves,
    Niki x


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