A volunteer firefighter had no idea his daughter was in a wreck when he responded to a serious car accident Christmas Eve. When volunteer Steve Whitcomb rushed to the scene at Brookline, N.H., he pulled a woman out of her car and soon realized it was his daughter. She was dying of life-threatening injuries from the wreck, Huffington Post reports Dec. 27
Whitcomb's daughter -- Katie Hamilton, 30 -- was soon pronounced dead. According to reports, an SUV rear-ended the volunteer firefighter's daughter, which forced her into oncoming traffic. It was then that another vehicle slammed into her head-on.
The other two drivers were not injured in the wreck and no charges were filed. Speed and impairment were not the reason behind the tragic wreck, but "distracted driving" is believed to have caused the accident.
Sadly, the volunteer's daughter who was an innocent victim in the wreck, is also a young mother.
Hamilton and Whitcomb are highly thought of in their Brookline community, which has a population of 4,000 people. The father and daughter pair worked together as plumbers and were said to be quite close. It is hard to imagine a rescuer going to the scene of an accident only to save a dying person who so happens to be your son or daughter.
This firefighter volunteer saw his own daughter dying after a car wreck that would have been hard enough had it not been anyone he knew. His life will never be the same again and moving on will be a long road, as it would be for any parent.