Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spain: Lives of Israeli Honeymooners Changed Forever by Freak Traffic Accident in Barcelona

According to The Times of Israel, unexpected traffic accidents somehow are never expected to occur while newlyweds are on their honeymoon, yet it sometimes does happen, leaving us puzzled and confused as to why such events occur when two young lives with such promise are taken from us.

Israeli newlyweds Nadav Shalom and Hadar Shalgi, 30, were standing at a pedestrian crossing in Barcelona last Saturday (March 23), when a collision between two vehicles resulted in one of the cars hitting Shalgi and causing her severe head injuries.

Ms. Shalgi remained unconscious in a Barcelona hospital until doctors pronounced her dead yesterday (March 29), following a week-long struggle to save her life.

COMMENT:  Such events as these are a reminder as to just how perishable and uncertain life actually is, even when a life together is just beginning.

In many cases of our reports, a bad life choice can be analyzed with speculation as to what the outcome may have been in the choices had been different, yet in this case, this young couple was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Unfortunately, many of us never know when our last day on Earth will be, which is why I have said so many times in the past, "we must always be prepared for a life-altering moment, not knowing when that last day will be."

If there is any lesson-learned from this tragedy, it is that we must live every day of our life as if it were our last, knowing that we may never see loved ones again.