Voorhees woman among four killed in t...

Voorhees woman among four killed in turnpike pileup

There are 3 comments on the Courier-Post story from Aug 15, 2006, titled Voorhees woman among four killed in turnpike pileup. In it, Courier-Post reports that:

A Voorhees woman was killed and her children hospitalized Monday afternoon in a six-vehicle pileup that closed a portion of the New Jersey Turnpike until about 8 p.m. The crash on the roadway's northbound ...

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kim collins windsor ct

Windsor, CT

#1 Aug 16, 2006
I was the car right in front of the accident i stopped and ran back to help when i ran up i saw a baby mirror hanging out of the car the sides were sheered off, the baby (samantha) was crying her arm was stuck between the door and carseat her seat, we pulled the door out off of it i ran around the other side to check maria the grandmother and i took all the bricks off her and she was unconcious, i then took all the bricks off of peter he was in the back on the passenger side, he said his hip hurt, i went back around to the samantha and held her head while another man held peters head to keep him still, and not looking at his mother, she was slumped over she died on impact and she did not suffer, we covered her and talked to peter and samantha the whole time counting to 5 because that what he said samantha knew, she did not have a cut on her she just had a little blood around her mouth she was crying the whole time sometime she would stop and then i would tell peter to touch her hand and count to her, she is a beautiful baby girl and didnt deserve any of the heartache she and her brother and family are endouring, my heart breaks everyday for the kids and the family i will never forget, i will pray everyday for them, and it is the worse thing i have ever seen in my life but i will never regret running back to help in any way i could i hope i was some comfort to peter and samantha, norma did not suffer i would like the family to know that, as soon as that car came to a rest i was there and she was gone, god called all the victims home, for his reasons i can only ask why and never get the answers and everyday think of peter and samantha. I called the hospital to try to talk to someone just so they knew that they were not alone, and that norma did not suffer. kim
Just Thankful

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Aug 17, 2006
Thank you Kim. I just read about the incident.
As with those victims, may God bless you and hold you in the palm of his hands!(and others that helped)… May you all be rewarded everyday - for your selfless, kind and generous existence. In the wake of such a terribly horrific and unforgettable tragedy, It is warming to know, at that moment, they were surrounding by good people. People who were compassionate, and without reservation, came to the aid of others in time of need.
Kim, I want you to know that so many people believe - at that moment - they would act immediately, and know what to do, or at least “do” something. However, please know how important it is - that you did what you did. Because the sad fact is, no one will really know what they'll do, or not do, until that time comes. I know, because I have seen it. I’ve been in several similar situations (more than I wish to admit).
In many of those situations, I’ve watched (a few) people act, immediately, almost involuntarily - but with such pinpoint focus “doing whatever could be done”; While others, whom I’m sure were well meaning (and gravitated to the activity), failed to act… i.e., they were there, but not really present, locked in a semi-paralyzed state - suffering from obvious signs of a “flooded mind” and unresponsive body.
They wanted to help – but could not.
The reason I say this is because, you (and others) who have that ability to remain focused and respond – must always do so. NEVER, NEVER assume ‘others will help’ or that “…there are plenty of people there helping – I don’t need to get involved.”
I had a similar situation a few years ago. A man, having a heart attack veered off the road and crashed (with others in the car). As I went by the accident scene, I saw many people standing around the car, seeming to help. For a split second, I thought “…it looks under control.” Nevertheless, Something made me turn around, I don’t remember making the decision to do that. I just remember being “all of a sudden” there and injecting myself….
That was certainly a good decision. The 3 people on the scene, well meaning bystanders, wanted to help - but were in a bit of shock themselves. All 3 bystanders (and 2 other victims, that suffered a few injuries) did not know what to do…. They stood, they looked. I immediately asked “..has someone called 911 ?!?!” The response was blank stares all around and 2 of them pulled their cell phones out. They were doing little more than watching a man suffering from a heart-attack (which was still in progress). Actually, the man was suffering from Ventricular fibrillation (aka “v fib”) Meaning, his heart was contracting, not really beating and the situation would eventually lead to the heart stopping. This man needed help and quick!(BTW, I volunteering over 700 hours in an Emergency Room, and i know this man needed to be “D-Fib'd”, a technique used to counter the v-fib ...but the details are not imporant...)
I asked someone to help me get the man on the ground and I gave him the BLS (Basic life Suport & CRP) that I could, until medical help arrived. When help did arrive, I immediately departed to scene- to clear the area. His wife was conscience and alert to answer questions.
I don’t know what happened to that man – but I am confident he survived the event – Thank God. However, evertime I think of that incident (among others), I am immediately reminded “...I almost didn’t stop” and “What would have happened?”
Kim – Thank you again.
kim collins windsor ct

Windsor, CT

#3 Aug 18, 2006
thank you so much for your words they fill a little bit of the void and i don't think i could ever turn a blind eye to any accident because if it was my daughter i would want the same for her someone there, it was almost me and her in that accident if we would of left the rest area 2 seconds later, it would of been me and her god held us that day and i thank him everyday, my heart will still break everyday of thinking about it but, at least god is holding the family as well, i wish i could talk to the ryan family and just tell them norma did not suffer and that i held that baby from the moment that the car stopped i just want them to know she wasn't suffering alone nor was peter, i feel so driven to just tell them, how do you move on, i can't concentrate on anything else?
be done”; While others, whom I’m sure were well meaning (and gravitated to the activity), failed to act… i.e., they were there, but not really present, locked in a semi-paralyzed state - suffering from obvious signs of a “flooded mind” and unresponsive body.
They wanted to help – but could not.
The reason I say this is because, you (and others) who have that ability to remain focused and respond – must always do so. NEVER, NEVER assume ‘others will help’ or that “…there are plenty of people there helping – I don’t need to get involved.”
I had a similar situation a few years ago. A man, having a heart attack veered off the road and crashed (with others in the car). As I went by the accident scene, I saw many people standing around the car, seeming to help. For a split second, I thought “…it looks under control.” Nevertheless, Something made me turn around, I don’t remember making the decision to do that. I just remember being “all of a sudden” there and injecting myself….
That was certainly a good decision. The 3 people on the scene, well meaning bystanders, wanted to help - but were in a bit of shock themselves. All 3 bystanders (and 2 other victims, that suffered a few injuries) did not know what to do…. They stood, they looked. I immediately asked “..has someone called 911 ?!?!” The response was blank stares all around and 2 of them pulled their cell phones out. They were doing little more than watching a man suffering from a heart-attack (which was still in progress). Actually, the man was suffering from Ventricular fibrillation (aka “v fib”) Meaning, his heart was contracting, not really beating and the situation would eventually lead to the heart stopping. This man needed help and quick!(BTW, I volunteering over 700 hours in an Emergency Room, and i know this man needed to be “D-Fib'd”, a technique used to counter the v-fib ...but the details are not imporant...)
I asked someone to help me get the man on the ground and I gave him the BLS (Basic life Suport & CRP) that I could, until medical help arrived. When help did arrive, I immediately departed to scene- to clear the area. His wife was conscience and alert to answer questions.
I don’t know what happened to that man – but I am confident he survived the event – Thank God. However, evertime I think of that incident (among others), I am immediately reminded “...I almost didn’t stop” and “What would have happened?”
Kim – Thank you aga

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