What is the most horrific thing you have seen happen in person?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 20, 2020 04:31 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 20, 2020 04:31 PM

When I was about 18 my mum picked me up after a night out and drove me home. We were driving along a dual carriageway (one lane going each way) and the way the road was laid out you could see about quarter of a mile ahead on the road. A little way in front of us was a small car going fast, in front of that was a large articulated lorry and coming the other way was also a large articulated lorry. The small car went to overtake the lorry,on an incline and as he started my mum started to slow down and said ‘he isn’t going to make that, he is going to hit the lorry coming the other way’. Sure enough we saw the car try and get ahead of the lorry in time but he wasn’t fast enough and the lorry coming the other way clipped the side of the car. The sheer impact of the hit sent the car spinning in to the other side of the road. My mum had stopped by this point and was already calling emergency services. We both then saw the car burst into flames. We had not seen anyone exit the vehicle.

It turns out the driver of the car was a teenager and 3 friends. He has stolen the car and was joy riding. His 3 passengers died but he survived, though he had severe burns and would be in a wheelchair for life. At the court hearing the judge did not hand him a custodial sentence as he felt that living with the knowledge he had killed his best friends as well as the severe injuries he sustained were enough punishment.

One moment of stupidity ruined many lives. So sad.

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