Firefighter Discovers Daughter Is Victim at Fatal Crash
Woman killed in New Hampshire on Christmas Eve
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Posted Dec 25, 2013 3:40 PM CST
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(Newser) – A New Hampshire volunteer firefighter arrived at the scene of a car crash on Christmas Eve, only to make a heartbreaking discovery. Steve Whitcomb, one of the first rescue workers on the scene of a three-car pileup, pulled a dying woman from an SUV and learned only later that it was his own 30-year-old daughter. Her vehicle had been hit head-on by a pickup truck. "You grieve and then you try to pull it all together," Whitcomb tells a local paper.

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Had Enough
Dec 28, 2013 4:09 AM CST
I once had a very small, bitter person quip to me "Oh, you'd just love to play God, wouldn't you?" My answer then as now? "Why yes. Yes I would." God is def NOT the right guy for the gig. Does that make me arrogant that there would be no more children riddled with cancer? No more homeless freezing to death? No more stories of a family of six killed while driving home from a wedding/funeral/picnic/etc? No more tsunamis wiping out thousands of lives in minutes? No more newlyweds discovering their beloved spouse has a terminal illness? No more stories such as the one we just read? Now don't worry, those of you whom wish to open fire upon a classroom full of 6 year olds will always have the free will to do so - just as surely you will suffer a fatal heart attack before you ever reach the door. Hmm, yes, I really think God's past job performance clearly shows he has no concept of the 'kind and just' criteria and really needs to be handed his cards and someone more suitable for the task at hand be secured. I hereby submit my application and resume.
Dec 26, 2013 7:44 AM CST
Baby Jeebus imparting another birthday miracle to his faithful followers.
Dec 25, 2013 11:34 PM CST
My sincere cond9lences to him and the rest of his family. It is the nature of emergency service work that makes this kind of seemingly bizarre event actually more common than people realize. I personally knew a police officer in Massachusetts who was shot and killed during a traffic stop. One of the EMT^'s responding to the call on the ambulance was that officer's wife, who did not who the victim was until she arrived on scene. Tragic and traumatic. But God bless the firefighter and the rest of his family, and May God hold that firefighter's daughter close to Him.