Collision serves as a stark reminder
A TRUCK collision at the Gap yesterday is a stark reminder of the dangers we all face on our roads leading into Christmas.
Fortunately both drivers walked away without serious injury from something that could have ended in tragedy for both of them.
As we head further into the holiday period, this is something we are unfortunately going to see more frequently.
In our community edition of the Daily News this week, Warwick driving instructor Andrew Gale spoke of the horrors he has seen on the roads.
He has seem unimaginable tragedy during decades of service as a policeman, firefighter and first responder.
Seeing children have their dreams and hopes for the future so cruelly snatched away in an instant.
Having to summon courage and professionalism while standing at strangers' front doors and then tell them that never again will they kiss, hold or touch the beautiful children they love and live for.
Mr Gale's experiences and the near-tragedy yesterday are sobering reminders of our mortality.
We are not invincible.
Crashes can happen to anyone at any time and we all have a role to play in helping keep our roads safe and our homes complete this Christmas.
If you are heading on a trip these holidays, please take care on the roads.