Saturday, January 12, 2008

You Hate Hearing Stuff Like This

What I would say here would be so meaningless in the face of such a loss.

BATHURST, New Brunswick — A van carrying a Canadian high school boys' basketball team collided with a truck Saturday, killing seven students and the coach's wife on their way home from a game.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Derek Strong said the seven players — between the ages of 15 and 18 — were pronounced dead at the crash site after their van crossed the center line and hit the tractor-trailer shortly after midnight.


Ellen K said...

As a high school teacher, it is the type of story you hate to hear. We had a kid killed nearly on our schools doorstep right before the holidays. He was going back to help his girlfriend and made a dangerous U-turn. A drunk driver hit him and he died at the scene. In my career, I have had to go through the scene four times. It never gets easier.

Darren said...

It's good that it never gets easier. Imagine what it would mean for you if it did.