“Since the beginning of the year, Sydney paramedics have been responding to five pedestrians hit by cars every day.”
Last week another two toddlers were hit by a car in Double Bay, Sydney, the driver was tested negative to alcohol, just a horrible accident - the toddlers were rushed to hospital in a stable condition.
Double Bay is one of Sydney’s prestigious and richest suburbs – pedestrians being hit is no respecter of suburb. Five pedestrians being hit by cars every day is a case of a Sydney wide trauma.
Who is involved at the scene
Those hit by a vehicle
The driver of the vehicle
The passers by who saw it happen
The shop keepers who were there
Who is involved away
The parents of those pedestrians hit
The partner is a wife or husband
The wider family members – siblings
Work place associates and friends
Social friends such as sport / social
Hospital personnel are involved
Ambulance - check out the TV series
Doctors who deal with trauma
Surgical teams as necessary
The cost of hospital visitation
Paramedics who deal with this every day say that more care by everyone involved is central –
Keeping toddlers and children under total supervision
Drivers being aware of their immediate surroundings
This sounds good and proper - locking people up for years on end is no real solution. If someone is killed, it leaves an emotional gap that never leaves. The family of the driver is equally traumatised.
Jesus, as recorded in Luke chapter 13 verse 4 of those 18 killed in a building construction collapse (Tower of Siloam). These are events of life (there is a truth) but there is a greater truth for all to see, it relates anyone who repents and is forgiven. This applies to every person.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html