Family tragedy.........HappyDad

by HappyDad 142 Replies latest social family

  • HappyDad

    Got a phone call from my daughter who lives in Florida a couple of hours ago. Her significant other who I chose to call my son-in-law (because he is the best thing to ever happen to her) got a phone call that his 6 year old daughter was killed in an auto accident near Lake Placid, Florida and his 5 year old son is in very critical condition. The ex wife is also critical. The third daughter (7 years old) stayed home with the maternal grandmother.

    Got several more calls and as of now, my s-o-l is in Sebring at the hospital where they were taken. It is raining so hard there that they cannot life-flight the boy to Tampa. If they can stabilize him, they will take him via ambulance.

    My daughter just got together with the paternal grandmother and will drive to either Tampa or Sebring as soon as more info is given. They are in Fort Myers right now.

    Needless to daughter and s-i-l are basket cases at this time. Those kids are sweet and this is terrible for them to go through.

    The police told my s-i-l that the ex wife was driving (can't remember the highway number) and hit water, hydroplaning into the other lane head on into the other vehicle. The car she was driving ( a Ford Focus) the police words.........."exploded" on impact and also killed the other driver instantly. The 6 year old daughter was killed instantly

    Just got a call from my daughter as I was typing. The boy still is not stabilized enough for any transport at this time. They also need to get the mother to Tampa since she may be paralized.

    I needed to talk to friends about this. For those of you who still pray...........please do so on behalf of the family. For those who will send good vibes and wishes............please do so too!

    I will keep you updated on what happens.

    HappyDad (not too happy right now)

  • BrendaCloutier

    ((((( SadDad ))))) I am so very sorry for your losses and those of your daughter and s-i-l. My thoughts and prayers are with you and them.

  • avishai

    ((((Happydad))))) OMG, the loss of grandkids has to be terrible. I can't imagine.

  • alreadygone

    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I can't even begin to imagine.

  • Finally-Free

    I am so sorry... I'm speechless.


  • gdt

    please know how much I am feeling for you, perhaps the very worst terribly sad situation anyone ever has to handle. Hang on, don't blame the creator, it is just 'time and unforseen circumstances' and a terrible one. What I just said seems a lousy excuse, it has been 20 years since losing my wife and mother of my 4 kids to a drunk driver, hasn't really gone away or stopped hurting. Special thoughts, gdt.

  • damselfly

    I am so very, very sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts and will also send healing energy.

    I am so, so sorry that this has happened to your loved ones.


  • talesin

    HD, will send good energy. SIL must be frantic and grief-stricken, one can only imagine. I'm sorry you are so far away from your daughter and SIL ... there's not much else to say, except that the whole family will be in my thoughts.


  • Narkissos

    I'm so sorry (((((((HD))))))). Thinking of you and them all.

  • purplesofa

    you are in my thoughts and prayers


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