TRAGIC END: Faigon Widschut,8
I want to start by expressing my deepest sadness about the death of eight-year-old Faigon Wildschut.

The gorgeous little boy died in the Red Cross Children’s Hospital last week after a delay that could possibly have saved his life.

By now you know the story: he was on his way home with his parents, when they were involved in a head-on collision that resulted in Faigon sustaining severe head injuries.

The ambulance rushing him to hospital was ambushed on the N2, leaving it immobile.

Another ambulance eventually got him to the hospital, but it was too late for the doctors to do anything for him.

It’s an awful story that has left his parents distraught, especially since he was their only child.

I wrote about attacks on paramedics earlier this year, when there had already been more than 30 attacks on ambulances by stupid thugs looking for easy targets, because they are too chicken for anything else.

It’s now at the point where the city has 15 red zones, where ambulances wait for a police escort before entering.

Is it wrong of me to wish that the next time an ambulance is delayed like this, that it is to get to one of these heartless skollies needing help?

Anyway, I heard that Faigon may not have been wearing his seatbelt, which would explain his serious injuries, compared to those of his parents.

I don’t know if this is true or not. And it doesn’t really matter, either. But it did make me realise how often I see kids in cars without their seatbelts on.

Sometimes these toddlers are sitting on a passenger’s lap, standing in between the front seats or even standing on the passenger seat.

Often parents justify this by saying that they are safe drivers, or that they were just going to the shop quickly, or that they drive really slowly.

I don’t have to explain that you being a safe driver doesn’t mean someone else won’t come smashing into you. Or that driving slowly, doesn’t mean a drunk or distracted driver won’t lose control and come crashing into you.

Your child standing up in the car, will hit their head into your dashboard, or possibly go flying through the windscreen. That is a simple fact of the laws of physics.

I just think parents should insist that their children wear seatbelts from a young age. Because no parent should ever have to bury a child. Especially because of something that is preventable.

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