In case you missed it on the Today Show yesterday morning, get your tissues ready before watching this clip about the tragic death of Brian Wood, 33, a father-to-be, who was killed in a car accident earlier this month in Washington state, when the car he was driving was hit by an SUV. Wood swerved at the last second, sparing the life of his wife, Erin, 31, and their unborn child, due November 5.
According to news reports, the driver of the other car, a Chevy Blazer, was apparently trying to take off her sweater and allowed her front-seat passenger to steer the car. After the vehicle crossed the center line, the driver and passenger jerked the wheel back, overcompensating and losing control, ultimately colliding with the Vancouver couple’s Subaru. Two male passengers in the Blazer were thrown from the car and killed. Police found heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and syringes in the vehicle, as well as a 25-caliber pistol on the body of one of the men killed. The driver has been charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.
The newly widowed mom-to-be said that she has no doubt that she and their baby would also have been killed if her husband had not turned the wheel at the last moment, receiving the brunt of the impact. At the end of the interview, a teary Wood, still sporting a black eye from the accident said, “It's a reminder to everyone to please just hug your family and love them and make sure that they know that you care about them, because I really would give anything just to see Brian and hug him one more time. And so, if that just acts as a reminder to everyone to do that with the people that they're blessed to have in their lives, that's my hope.”