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Houston Family Sends Card to Man Involved in Fatal Crash with Their Son

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It’s difficult to image what it must be like to be part of a family dealing with the death of a loved one who caused a wrong-way crash. In the Houston-area, two families are trying their best to deal with a tragedy that greatly impacted them both. In April, Javier Mora struck David Smith while driving the wrong way on I-45. Click2Houston.com says that Mora’s car caught fire and he was trapped and killed. Smith, was badly injured, but survived.

Smith, who will be learning how to walk again soon, recently discovered a note in his front door. “That touched our heart bigtime, I can’t imagine losing a son, or a daughter,” he told the news.

ABC 13 transcribed the card:

Dear Mr. Smith, There are no words to express how terrible we feel about what has happened. We pray to God every day that he gives you health and strength. We’d just like to tell you that Javier Mora was a great father, son, brother and friend with a big kind of heart. He did not mean to cause harm to anyone. This was an accident that probably could have been prevented but unfortunately now it is too late. For that we deeply apologize on his behalf since he is not here with us anymore to do so because we know that is what he would have wanted. Please don’t have any resentment towards him. Please find it in your heart to forgive him. We are praying you will be assured of God’s love, presence and constant care as you regain your health and strength. You’ll always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your family, sincerely Javier’s family.

“I do forgive him and we all just need to move on someway, somehow,” Smith told the news. Reports speculate that Mora could have been under the influence, but no official word has been released. Either way, it seems that both families are moving forward with kindness in their hearts.

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