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"Deepest sympathies" after dead crash victim misidentified

Discussion in 'News Links' started by HFS, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. HFS

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    A highway crash between a charter bus and 18-wheeler in Canada on Friday left 15 members of a junior hockey team dead.
    Now officials in Saskatchewan have apologized because they told one family their son was dead and another that their son survived and was at the hospital...but got it backwards.

    From CNN --

    "The Office of the Chief Coroner apologizes for the misidentification and any confusion created by it," the news release said. "The Coroner's Office extends its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who lost their lives as well as those who were involved in the collision."
    ...a spokesman for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice said the young men involved in the crash were similar ages and builds, and the teammates had dyed their hair blond in solidarity for the Broncos' playoff run.
    "A lot of these boys looked alike," Drew Wilby said.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/humboldt-crash-2-hockey-bus-crash-victims-misidentified/ar-AAvFXam
     
  2. MacFromOK

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    It's a sad situation, but misidentification is not uncommon in tragedies with multiple fatalities.
     
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    That had to be an awkward conversation.
     
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    "Mrs. Schrodinger, I have good and bad news about your son."
     
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