Emergency Workers Feel the Strain After Children Were Killed in Sandbridge Crash
The sacrifices that the fire fighters, police offices, and medical support personnel make at an accident scene stretch beyond the time of the accident, fire, or medical mishap. But most of us assume it’s all part of the job for emergency workers and they have few problems coping. The reality is more complex.
Recently, the Virginian Pilot reported on the issues faced by EMS workers after the fatal crash in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach. A car carrying six children crossed over the yellow lines and into an oncoming pickup truck.
The accident unfortunately resulted in loss of life for the adult driver of the car and three children. According to the article, excessive speed was a factor in the crash, as well as the fact that none of the passengers in the back seat were wearing seatbelts.
The workers who responded to the accident have reported feeling scared, sad, angry, and even having nightmares for days after the crash, according to the Pilot.
As citizens who rely upon these emergency responders, we should take the time out of our day to thank them, and ask how they are doing. These small acts of kindness can go a long way for someone who is suffering from these effects.
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