In July of this year, the world lost a beautiful young girl. Hannah Thorne. Hannah was a recent high school graduate with a life ahead of her and she had been returning home to New Harbour from Bay Roberts with her 81 year old Grandmother driving. She was texting her friends making plans for Friday night and complaining about her grandmother driving so slow. Her last words were “Oh My Nan” as they collided head on with a pick up truck. Hannah was killed instantly and her Grandmother badly injured however conscious and forced to see her grandchild sitting next to her lifeless.
The two individuals charged in her death were racing home carelessly and recklessly without consideration for their own lives let alone others. The one individual was told many times to slow down and just lived that life of nothing can happen. Well it did, and a young girl with so much to offer lost her life.
Perhaps because I knew the family, or maybe it is because we send trucks from our worksite daily back and forth to the job sites, always in a rush to ensure ships sail on time etc. that I felt it was necessary to bring Hannah’s story to Heddle.
I would like to ensure we as Heddle’s employees consider the dangers of driving carelessly and recklessly in our Company vehicles and in our own personal lives. That kid crossing a road or the old guy who makes a mistake and pulls into traffic are always things we need to consider when we get behind the wheel.
Both of her parents are welders and have worked in the trade for a long time…so knowing we are supporting their daughter’s cause helps a little as they struggle each day to come to terms with the loss