The Queensland police officer reveals how he tells families that their loved ones died in car accidents
Death messenger, which has the daunting task of telling families that their loved ones have died, talks about his heartbreaking job – and why he NEVER says “they’re gone”
- Queensland Police Inspector Steve Gollan investigated accidents for two years
- At the time, Sergeant Gollan visited 100 fatal or serious accidents across the state
- He revealed he is rehearsing what he is going to tell families after loved ones die
- In Queensland, 127 people have already died on the roads this year
A police officer who spent years investigating fatal car accidents has started the daunting work of telling families that their loved ones have been murdered.
Queensland Police Inspector Steve Gollan investigated about 100 accidents in two years, all of which were fatal or serious.
Despite the myriad horror scenes Sergeant Gollan visited, he admitted he can never forget the faces of the dead.
The 20-year-old experienced police officer said he always rehearsed before delivering a “death message” to the families.
A police officer has opened up about his job by telling families that their loved ones have died in car accidents. Car accident pictured after four teenagers were killed in Townsville on June 7
“I will always say” and they died as a result of the accident. ” You don’t say away or died. You have to be clear. I always use the word “died,” he told the Courier post.
“What you say will remain in their memories for the rest of their lives. They always remember the person who told them that their son, daughter, husband died. ‘
The police officer said that a terrifying scene that stuck with him was the death of a newlywed in Toowoomba.
The young woman lost control of her car and hit a tree on the side of a road.
Sergeant Gollan said that when she checked the CD holder, the woman had listened to her wedding compilation – just got married two weeks earlier.
“I can still imagine everyone from every fatal accident I’ve been to,” he said.
So far, 127 lives have been lost this year on roads in Queensland.
Thirty people have been murdered in the past two months.
Lucias Baira-Hill (photo, left) and Rayveena Coolwell (right) were identified as victims of the Townsville horror car accident in early June
In early June, four teenagers were killed when the Kia Sorrento they were traveling with hit a light tower in Townsville after it was reportedly at least 120 mph. ‘
Lucias Baira-Hill, 13, Cayenne Nona, 14, Rayveena Coolwell, 15, and Aaliyah Tappa Brown, 17, were found dead on the spot.
A few days later, fate struck again when a father of three died in a car accident after leaving his 24-year-old son’s birthday party to help move.
Michael Edward Wells, 54, was pronounced dead on the scene of the horrific buildup in Logan.
The father had left his son Challenge’s party early to continue packing when his car and two other vehicles collided at the intersection of Bethlet’s Fletcher and Logan River roads.
54-year-old Michael Edward Wells was pronounced dead on the scene of the horrific buildup in Logan, Queensland last month (photo with wife Linda)
One of the vehicles colliding with Mr Wells rolled over and caught fire
Witnesses say that a total of five cars were affected by the horrific crash.
On June 28, another man was killed in an accident that left his wife fighting for life and his two-year-old daughter at risk of orphanage.
Tamzyn Rodda, 21, and her partner Slayde Collins, 24, were thrown through the windshield after Collins lost control of his Toyota Hilux on Chambers Flat Road in south Brisbane.
The pair are believed to have brought two friends home when their vehicle rolled near an infamous black spot and they were thrown through the windshield on a grassy verge in front of a Chambers Flat site.
Collins, a devoted father of the couple’s two-year-old daughter Grace Marie, died on the spot.
Collins’ partner Tamzyn was in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash and was seriously injured.
Tamzyn Rodda, 21, (left) with her partner Slayde Collins (right). The pair were thrown through the windshield of their Toyota Hilux while rolling. Slayde Collins died in the crash.