“Early reports of the car accident came via text messages on Saturday evening to my ‘baby’ son who, at 17, passed his driving test during the summer. I must say Thomas was visibly shaken by further text messages, bringing as they did news of the critical condition of the driver, a young man living not far from us in Donaghadee.
Whilst he remains so ill in hospital, the agony must be unbearable for his family and friends, especially those who had also been in the car with him when it crashed.
Judging by the subsequent stream of texts between Thomas and mutual friends of the driver, I know every one of them is rooting for him to make a full recovery. I can only pray that, with the tremendous expertise of our medical and nursing staff, this nightmare for his family and friends will shortly be replaced by much more encouraging news.”
September 24th, 2009