WE SAY: Family need their space to grieve
OUR VIEW: A TRAGEDY took place on our roads over the weekend.
Three members of the one family died in horrific circumstances on the rainy Friday night at Glenview, and their remaining family deserves to have some space to grieve as they ask to.
No one should be above respecting that family's wishes.
That is why Sunshine Coast Sunday chose not to run the names of the family members involved.
Bear in mind, this is also a family hoping and praying that the life of the four-year-old girl, whose bedside they stay by, overcomes the critical injuries she received in that very same accident.
Why cause them more pain?
Both police and family members requested that media do not release their names, until they were officially told they could.
That did not happen until yesterday morning, long after the names and faces of the dead had been revealed.
There must be trust in our society, especially in the media.
We are part of this community, but is a community's right to information in those circumstances higher than an individual's or a family's? Not in this case.