Irish woman who lost father in accident urges others not to get angry about traffic jams

An Irish woman’s plea to "think of others before yourself" has gone viral.
Irish woman who lost father in accident urges others not to get angry about traffic jams

Lisa Marie Maher, a model and dance studio owner, took to Facebook to make the post after seeing people on social media complain about the delays on the M50 yesterday caused by an accident which resulted in

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Lisa Marie’s father Eugene was knocked off his bike in July ina hit-and-run incident and later died in Beaumont hospital. In her Facebook post, Lisa Marie urged people frustrated by the traffic delays to think of the families of car crash victims.

The post in full:

"I’m rarely confrontational as anyone who knows me will agree.

"But a woman this morning is fighting for her life in a hospital, her family are getting that dreaded phone call and rushing from where they are to be by her side.

"Meanwhile, traffic is distrupted (sic) for a few hours while investigators do their job to try get justice for the woman and give the family some answers.

"The whole city it seems has nothing more to care about than pissing and moaning about the traffic and how late they will be.

"My dad was killed 4 months ago on the road, at 6.30pm rush hour traffic on a busy main road into the city, the whole area was closed for 12 hours and I saw posts on Facebook people ranting and raving about the traffic, that it was a disgrace and guards were causing chaos closing the road.

"Well let me tell you about "chaos".... while that was going on and people’s "lives were affected" my life and my family’s life was being torn from the seams.

"A few hours later everyone got to where they were going and forgot that anything ever happened.

"Well I didn’t, and never will and neither will the people who witnessed what happened to him innocently crossing the road.

"So wise up, we don’t know who this poor woman is, her family could be on your fiends (sic) list and see your pathetic dribble about the traffic chaos.

"Be smart and think of others before yourself. I speak from first hand experience. Show some decency!!!!

"Take a second to send love and strength to this woman and her family and be grateful you will get to where you going, just maybe a little late."

The post has been shared over 4,400 times and the comments have been flooded with humdreds of people echoing her sentiment and sharing their own stories of loss.

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