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Barrington Guerra

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020

I am Amanda Guerra. I wanted to share something with you. I lost my husband 4 years ago in a road traffic accident on the highway. The day was like any other Friday. We left home together as he would drop me to work and then head to his job. He called me during the course of the day asking about my day …  just saying “Hi”, “how are you going today” and all that kind of thing.

I received a call maybe around 3:00 – 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon. The person said to me, “You know, I have your husband’s phone. And I saw this was the last number that he called. I’m calling to inform you that he was in an accident”. So, I asked, ” What happened to him?” The person said, “You know, he died”. My life changed so much right there. I left home. I went to the accident site. I saw my husband lying on the roadway. It was very, very heart-wrenching. I had to come home and tell our kids that daddy died, and he will never be with us again and all that kind of thing. I mean, it’s very, very, very, very heart-wrenching. It is very, very sad to know that your loved one will leave home for work, to lime or whatsoever and they won’t return home. You have to find a way to pick up the pieces and move on and, you know, life goes on.

For me, it was very, very hard trying to move forward without him because, I mean, he was my husband for 17 years. So, it was very, very hard for me to move forward. I had a lot of support from friends and family. But, you know, that type of support only goes so far because, I mean, there comes a time when everybody has to return to their normal life. So, I want to encourage drivers to take their time on the road. Drivers remember normal speed meets every need. Thank you.