Just outside of Los Angeles, five teenagers were killed in a horrific car crash last weekend that was supposed to be a triple date, but one teen's father refused to let him go out because he had a test to study for. That decision ended up saving his life. But the guilt must be beyond imagining.
The kids -- Abdulrahman Alyahyan, 17, Robin Cabrera, 17, Aurora Cabrerra, 16, Cecilia Zamora and Nozad Al Hamawendi, both 17 -- were just out enjoying the day when they struck a tree in a crash so violent, it tore the car apart. The teen who missed the date was angry, I am sure, with the father who made him stay home and study. Who wouldn't be?
We will all call him lucky and he certainly is, but oh God. That guilt. He will never be the same again. His father who grounded him must feel so relieved and yet such sorrow at the same time. I am sure people could look at this and see something divine, but it's not. It's just random luck.