My niece, a beautiful young woman of 22, died on 28 February 2019
As a family, we are devastated at this loss.
Charne finished University last year and had started working. She received her first months pay the day before she died. She was on her way home from work, when a speeding Taxi Bus, coming from the opposite direction, too impatient to wait for a slower vehicle, tried to pass it. He lost control, mounted the grass centre separating the 2 roads, and ploughed head on into my nieces’ car. Then the bastard ran away. Seriously. He fled the scene. Leaving a young woman dead, and some of his passengers injured.
My nieces’ car is a total write-off. She will never see another morning. Never bring anymore joy to her parents and extended family. She will never do another thing. A young life, just beginning, and it’s over. In the blink of an eye, gone. She will never get engaged, married, or be a mother. This young woman who always had a kind word for everyone. Always smiling, she enjoyed her life.
She deserved to life. She deserved to have all that life could’ve brought her. And I know, in my heart of hearts, that her life would’ve been incredible. What joy it would’ve been, being part of her future. And because of one persons actions, because of taxi drivers’ thinking they can drive how they want, that joy has been taken away from us.
Her parents’ lost their firstborn daughter. Their younger daughter, is now an only child. Never again will she get to pester her big sister. A sister she thought the world off.
I want to say so much more. There was so much about Charne that could be said. She was kind, loving, full of life, respectful, considerate, and the list goes on. But my heart aches too much.
In the words of Terry Pratchett–
No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away
Go peacefully my sweet girl. You were well loved.
Goodnight sweet Charne, I love you and will miss you xx