A woman has received praise for issuing an emotional plea on social media in which she asked people to think of others before themselves.
The woman named Lisa Marie Maher who is model and dance studio owner, took to Facebook recently to post a her plea after seeing people complaining about the delays on the M50 after there was car accident which subsequently resulted in a woman being taken to hospital. Mrs Maher the wife of Drogheda United footballer Stephen expressed her views in the wake of a recent family tragedy where her late father Eugene was knocked off his bike last July ina hit-and-run incident. Mrs Maher graciously appealed to people frustrated by the traffic delays to think of the families of car crash victims.
Mrs Maher wrote: “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.”
Mrs Maher further explained: “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.”
Mrs Maher’s brave speech has since gone viral with over 4,000 shares, she has also received great praise for her courage to speak up from many other families who lost a loved one in a car accident.