Life Is Fragile

Last week, two family friends suffered horrible tragedies.

A middle school friend of my kids was killed in a car wreck on I-25 in Wyoming, and another friend (one of the best people I know) broke his neck mountain biking west of Boulder. He is not likely to ever regain the use of his limbs.

Both accidents were avoidable. The driver was angry at his mother, and the cyclist was on a rough trail too late in the evening. Life can change in an instant.

Here is another mountain tragedy from 2009, which changed the life of someone else on this blog.

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14 Responses to Life Is Fragile

  1. Sorry to hear about that, Steven.

  2. daveburton says:


  3. Andy DC says:

    There is little anyone can say about such heartbreaking tragedies.

  4. RobertvdL says:

    We all face the same tragedies so enjoy life, when they let you and fight the ones that don’t let you, like you do. and sorry to hear about that, Steven.

  5. Brian G Valentine says:

    Sincere condolences to all families

  6. Sparks says:

    Sympathetic regards and yes I agree, Fragile and too short!

  7. Otter says:

    Hang in there, Steve.

  8. johnmcguire says:

    Mere words are inadequate in situations such as this . So sad as when I hear of or see happenings such as this and my heart would like to help yet it is beyond me . Steven , I hope you are granted the ability to be a helpfull friend when the need arrises and wisdom to say the right words of encouragement .

  9. John B., M.D. says:

    I’m very sorry to hear this. My prayers to the families and friends of the victims.

  10. Richard T. Fowler says:

    I extend my sympathies and prayers to these victims and their families.

    Please be careful, cyclists. I used to be into it quite a bit, and was once struck by a heavy, 1970’s Detroit automobile approaching from my right side at a fairly busy intersection. (It was entirely the motorist’s fault.) I was not seriously injured, but was thrown off the bike and at least four feet through the air, striking asphalt in the path of moving traffic. The bike was destroyed. I was truly quite blessed not to have needed medical attention, landing about as perfectly as could be hoped for. Since then, when I get on a bicycle, I am much more careful than I used to be. Being legally right doesn’t count for much if you’re deceased and the at-fault motorist is unscathed. In a perfect universe, what happened to me would be impossible. One day, it will happen.


  11. Sundance says:

    My heart goes out to you and the families and belatedly to Julienne.

  12. PaddikJ says:

    You are right – life is fragile and short, and can be snuffed out in an instant. My sympathies & best wishes to everyone affected.

  13. Dave G says:

    Sympathies to your family & friends Steve

  14. Joe says:

    Today, I got a remider of how fragile life is. In Devon, UK (where I live) we have been battered by gale force winds and rain which have made conditions treacherous to drive in. I was driving home from the beach and on the route I take home, there was a serious car wreck. It had happened 10-15 minutes prior to my arrival at that point int the road and the emergency services wer present. A red Volkswagen Golf, its roof caved in, sat there in the middle of the road. I knew that it was serious due to number of emergency services present. I have just googled for update of the incident to fine that a 26 year old male died from his injuries sustained in the accident. This was somebodys husband, sombodys father, somebodys son, somebodys brother, dead! His life, his plans, dreams and ambitions for the future, snatched away, in an instant, his familys life changed forever. Ordinarily I wouldn’t post such things but just hours earlier I was overtaken by a lunatic in a Blue Ford Mondeo driving at about 80mph, way too fast for the trecherous conditions. Had the Mondeo driver seen the ruined Volkswagen as an example of what can go wrong, perhaps he would consider the consequences of what would happen.if it all went wrong. I am 19, I drive sensibly and today I got a timely reminder of why we should drive sensibly. Who knew that it would be the Volkswagen drivers last day among the living? Remember, life is fragile, live every day like it is your last, and be careful on the roads!!

    God Bless

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