|A Lesson in Life
||[Oct. 20th, 2004|11:30 am]
Today, I learned that life indeed is too short.
Shoshana, a girl that I have worked with for the past 2 years, was critically injured in a car accident Monday night. Last night at approximately, 5pm, her mother and her partner made the decision to take her off of life support. Shoshana was 2 weeks shy of her 21st birthday.
Shoshana and her partner Lacey were on their way home from work Monday night when Shoshana's car started giving her trouble. She had just pulled off to the side of the road and put the emergency brake on, when they were struck from behind by a 20 year old drunk driver. The impact was so severe that Shoshana's seat belt broke, thrusting her into the steering wheel and windshield. The airbag on the driver's side did not inflate, but the one on the passenger side did. That airbag is what saved Lacey's life. Seconds after that impact, another driver who was racing the 20 year old, slammed into the driver's side of the car. Shoshana regained consciousness briefly and according to the paramedics told them to tell Lacey that she loved her and to tell her mother that things will be ok. She fell into a coma during the flight to the hospital and never regained consciousness.
Lacey was released from the hospital early yesterday afternoon. The other 2 drivers were treated for minor injuries. Another drunk driving related accident where the innocent are injured and killed and the drunks escape serious harm. The kid will probably get a deal in court, serve a few years followed by probation, and have the rest of his life to look forward to.
Please keep Lacey and Shoshana's family in your thoughts today.