A car accident can change a person's life and their family's lives in seconds. One day, you can be thinking about calling the family member you haven't spoken in some time and the next day, you are informed that they were seriously injured or even killed in a car accident. Car accidents can impact everyone. No one can escape it – not comedians, not race car drivers, not even Pope Francis.
Last week, three relatives of Pope Francis were killed in a car accident in Argentina. According to reports, Pope Francis' nephew was driving a small vehicle with his wife and two kids in the car. The nephew crashed into the back of another automobile. The impact killed his wife and both children-ages 2 and 8 months. Pope Francis' nephew's condition was "extremely unstable and serious."
The Vatican spokesman relayed that Pope Francis was told about the tragic automobile accident and is deeply pained. He added that Pope Francis asked all who shared in his grief to join with him in prayer.
My prayers and thoughts go out to Pope Francis and his family and all families that suffer through similar pain on a daily basis. Today's media minimizes the impact a car accident can have on a person's life and tries to convince the public that those who make claims after a car accident are money-grabbing frauds clogging the legal system. They're wrong! Too many lives are changed because of car accidents. Not only those injured in the crash, but those close to them. A lifetime of neck pain or lower back pain that prevents someone from enjoying their family is not a fraud—it's a fact of life after a crash.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don't!
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