It has been said that one of the greatest possible sufferings in all of life is for a parent to have to bury a child. A father’s suffering has tripled as he suffered the loss of all three of his daughters in a single instant after a recent Florida accident. The tragic crash left a boy, age 6, being treated at an area hospital for a personal injury and five others dead, including the man’s three daughters.
Authorities have stated that a pickup truck, driven by the boy’s 30-year-old mother, was heading eastbound when it suddenly spun out of control on the highway. The vehicle reportedly began to hydroplane, spinning and veering across the center line of traffic. One of the man’s three daughters was driving a car full of passengers in the westbound direction. She is said to have tried to avoid collision by steering into the grass on the shoulder of the road.
Sadly, her efforts proved unsuccessful as the pickup reportedly struck the back of her car. The three sisters as well as a 25-year-old male passenger were killed in the horrific collision. The boy’s mother also died in the crash.
The Christian faith community of the sisters publicly shared their grief, stating that though their loss is immense, they continue to hold fast to their faith in God to help them through their time of sorrow. The women were each said to be heading toward great successes in their chosen career paths. Reports indicate that the accident was not in any way related to alcohol consumption. In similar Florida cases, when a motorist deemed negligent in an accident dies, the surviving family members of other deceased victims, or anyone who has suffered a personal injury, sometimes choose to file legal claims against the estate of the person deemed responsible for the accident.
Source: tbo.com, “3 St. Pete sisters die in crash returning from church meeting“, Keith Morelli, Aug. 10, 2015