Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

10/26/2012 (3 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Suffering terrible injuries after being struck by a train, four-year-old girl has fully recovered

A child has survived the reckless and selfish actions of her father, who plucked her and stood on tracks with her in his arms onto the path of an oncoming train. The father was killed instantly - but the girl, now aged four, has recovered fully.

A child has survived the reckless and selfish actions of her father, who plucked her and stood on tracks with her in his arms onto the path of an oncoming train. The father was killed instantly - but the girl, now aged four, has recovered fully.

A child has survived the reckless and selfish actions of her father, who plucked her and stood on tracks with her in his arms onto the path of an oncoming train. The father was killed instantly - but the girl, now aged four, has recovered fully.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/26/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Suicide, failed home, injured child, United Kingdom


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The girl's father, 28-year-old Richard Straw had learned that his wife was having an affair with his best friend. Straw then grabbed his daughter Scarlett as he stepped into the oncoming path of an express train.

An inquest determined that Straw had discovered that Scarlett's 27-year-old mother Samantha Roberts had been seeing his best friend, Lee Bacon, behind his back.

Straw had been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to Bacon's home a week before his suicide.

Distraught at the idea of anyone else "being Scarlett's dad," the inquest in Doncaster, United Kingdom learned, straw had been with Scarlett's mother for five years. The couple had split up a month before Straw's death in July of last year, with Roberts leaving the family home.

She had been seeing Bacon since the April, when her relationship with Straw was falling apart.

The inquest heard they had frequently argued over his gambling and drinking.  Miss Roberts told the hearing that Straw had "found out properly" about her relationship with the 30-year-old Bacon, the day before he killed himself.

Straw arrived the next morning, when he arrived unannounced to take Scarlett for lunch and a trip to the park. "He seemed happy," she said. "He said to Scarlett to say goodbye to mummy and tell her you love her."

When they failed to return, she went to Straw's house, where abusive graffiti had been scrawled on the walls.

One message read "you always wanted me dead" and another said, "Mummy I love you goodbye."

A third, referring to Scarlett, said, "Get your own family, she's mine."

Roberts then received a phone call from the police to tell her about the train incident.

Straw died from multiple injuries when he was hit by the Leeds-bound express train on the East Coast main line near Doncaster. Driver David Dobson said he saw a man run from undergrowth at the side of the track as he neared a crossing. "He looked straight at me and seemed to speed up. I could see he was carrying a girl."

Straw died instantly. Scarlett's cheekbone was fractured, one arm was broken and one leg was smashed by the blow, which also left her with a huge wound on the back of her head -- but she survived after 45 days in the hospital.

.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for May 2016
Universal:
Respect for Women: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
Evangelization: Holy Rosary: That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.



Comments


More Living Faith

'It is abuse of anti-conversion laws': 3 Christians arrested for converting Hindus Watch

Image of Three Christians are the latest victims in ongoing Indian persecution (dph).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Rev. V. A. Anthony, of Brethren Assembly Church in Satna, his wife Prabha and one unnamed woman have been arrested in Aber, India after being accused of "forced conversions" and blaspheming against Hinduism. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Christian ... continue reading


Like Bartimaeus, We Are Blind: Cry out to Jesus, Lord Help Me to See! Watch

Image of The healing of the Blind man

By Deacon Keith Fournier

The same Jesus who passed by Bartimaeus is alive today. The Good News is that no matter what has happened in our past, Jesus walks into the dusty streets of our lives this day. We simply need the eyes of living faith to see Him and the renewed heart to follow Him ... continue reading


:-D MILLENNIALS REJOICE! New emoji Bible translation is coming! Watch

Image of The Bible has been translated into a less-conventional, more approachable language: emoji (pix11/WPIX-TV).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In an attempt to make the Bible more interactive and entertaining to millennials, the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible has been translated with help from popular emoticons. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to The Memo, the new Bible, marked as ... continue reading


New study reveals Catholics hold highest retention rate - but no one is converting Watch

Image of Catholicism retains believers but is losing the conversion battle (Pinterest).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new study revealed Welsh and English Catholics hold the highest retention rate of any denomination but maintain the lowest conversion rates. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The report, titled the "Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales," was issued by the ... continue reading


'It's prayer that preserves faith': Pope Francis urges people to pray Watch

Image of Prayer is part of life and should be done more often (Prayer/Wikipedia).

By Elise Harris (CNA/EWTN News)

For Pope Francis, prayer is neither a "magic wand" used to get what we want nor something casual we do only when we feel like it, but is rather the strength that sustains our faith in difficult moments. Vatican City, Rome (CNA/EWTN News) - "Jesus says that we need 'to ... continue reading


Benedict XVI to make public appearance? Watch

Image of Rumors of Benedict XVI making a public appearance have begun to circulate (Wordpress).

By Andrea Gagliarducci (CNA/EWTN News)

Former Pope Benedict XVI could appear in public once again on June 29, the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination. Vatican City, Rome (CNA/EWTN News) - Speaking after the May 20 presentation of a book dedicated to Benedict XVI's pontificate, Archbishop Georg ... continue reading


Making a Difference: A Memorial Day reflection from America's late peace-priest Watch

Image of

By Tony Magliano

The best way to remember those who have been killed in battle is to work for the day when others will no longer be sent to take their place. Prayerfully reflecting on how to move away from war and war preparation should be central to every Memorial Day.Why do ... continue reading


Pope Francis on the Feast of the Holy Trinity Watch

Image of Pope Francis shares a message about the Holy Trinity (Pinterest).

By Ann Scneible (CNA/EWTN News)

The feast of the Holy Trinity is an invitation for us to commit to enriching our everyday relationships by promoting communion, consolation, and mercy, Pope Francis said during his weekly Sunday Angelus address. Vatican City, Rome (CNA/EWTN News) - "Our being created ... continue reading


Catholic Moral Teaching: Freedom, Choice and Truth Watch

Image of Our Moral Life in Christ.

By Deacon Keith Fournier

What we choose determines who we become. Choosing what is good changes the chooser, empowering him or her to proceed along the pathways of virtue and develop the habitus - or habits- which promote Christian character. The Catechism of the Catholic Church ... continue reading


Vatican claims Third Secret of Fatima is fully revealed... But isn't that how coverups work? Watch

Image of Has the Third Secret been released in its entirety? The Vatican insists it has.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Ever since the reveal of the Third Secret of Fatima in 2000, several people have insisted there's more to the secret than what the public was told. These rumors have taken a life of their own, prompting the Holy See to speak out against them. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


All Living Faith News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • :-D MILLENNIALS REJOICE! New emoji Bible translation is coming!
  • St. Augustine of Canterbury: Saint of the Day for Friday, May 27, 2016
  • Daily Reading for Saturday, May 28th, 2016 HD Video
  • 70-year-old Christian woman stripped and beaten by Muslim mob
  • Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta HD Video
  • $3,600,000,000,000: the price to repair America
  • Daily Readings for Friday, May 27, 2016

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Genesis 14:18-20
18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought bread and wine; he was a priest of ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 110:1, 2, 3, 4
1 [Of David Psalm] Yahweh declared to my Lord, 'Take your seat at my ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 9:11-17
11 But the crowds got to know and they went after him. He made them ... Read More

Reading 2, First Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For the tradition I received from the Lord and also handed on to you ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for May 26th, 2016 Image

St. Philip Neri
May 26: If one had to choose one saint who showed the ... Read More