Many will know that some of the young people from the church had spent the recent holiday weekend in Fishguard West Wales. At about 4.30 on Monday afternoon I had the phone call that parents dread; ‘we’ve had a crash’. Thankfully that was followed by ‘we’re all ok’. Within a few minutes I was heading for their approximate location but when I phoned for further information I was told that the accident had occurred in the fast lane of the M4 motorway and the call had been made whilst standing in the central reservation.
Today, all five, Dan, Hannah, Tudor, James and Lauri, are still badly shaken up and bruised but ok. It must have been a terrifying experience, both the accident itself and the aftermath when they were standing in the central reservation in the dark and pouring rain.
Since the accident, I’ve been giving thanks; for the Police who were helpful, considerate and very efficient. For modern road safety measures, seat belts, car crumple zones etc and most of all I’m giving thanks to God for keeping these young people (and the person in the other car) safe through it all.