Pregnant mum dies, baby survives, country gives generously

A sad sad thing happened yesterday when pregnant 24 year old mother, Sarah Paino died on her way home from
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A sad sad thing happened yesterday when pregnant 24 year old mother, Sarah Paino died on her way home from dropping off her husband at work in Hobart at 1am in the morning.

But this sad sad story has had some flickers of light, with the baby, which was at just 32 weeks of gestation, surviving.

“In the early hours of January 22 Sarah dropped her partner Daniel a baker at Banjo’s Bakery Cafes to work.”

“Travelling home with her 2 year old in the back seat she was hit by a stolen vehicle which ran a red light. Sarah lost her life – she was 32 weeks pregnant.”

Her husband’s employer, Banjos Bakery Cafe has led the charge to build a pool of support, and their efforts have drawn together the whole community and encouraged many who don’t know them too.  The newborn baby is fighting for life, and the sentiment of the community caring for them will no doubt bring everyone strength at such a horrible time.

The community fundraising website has collected $58,000+ at the time of writing, and remains open to further donations for the Stirling family.

https://www.mycause.com.au/page/117658/stirling-family-fundraising

Sarah Paino was killed when an allegedly stolen Toyota Rav 4 travelling at speed collided with her Nissan Tiida.  Her two year old escaped with minor injuries.

The driver of the other car was a 15 year old boy, and police had tried to stop the stolen car twice but because of procedure they did not pursue it.  The driver has been charged with manslaughter.  Three other teens were in the car, two boys aged 15 and 12 and a 15-year-old girl according to news reports.

 

The heartbreak continues for the Stirling family,  but this little bit of light will hopefully make things easier for them as they come to terms with their loss.
Do you feel police should be able to do more in the face of joyriders?

 

  1. Robert Hind

    ” the baby, which was at just 32 years of gestation” ?? Typo perhaps

    • Dorothy Bailey

      My heart goes out to this family. they have lost a wife and mother. My view is if you take a life , you should get life imprisonment. This family has to to without their wife and mother for the rest of their life, and all because some teenager wants to go joyriding.

    • Robert Hind

      Lorraine Moss – Offs to you too. I like SAS and read many of their articles. As a past editor I know that
      1. It is important for published work to be as error free as possible and
      2. Errors are made in every publication and the publishers usually appreciate being made aware of the errors that do slip through so they can be corrected.

      And can I also point out that apart from saying “Offs” your comment made no useful contribution.

    • Robert Hind

      Dianne Scroop – Strictly speaking it was a mistake, but your “typho” is surely a typo 🙂

    • Andrew Smith

      Apparently, three of those involved in stealing the car were laughing at the hospital about how hard they had hit the poor woman’s car. The driver fled but was arrested a few hours later.

    • Iris Paxman

      Sad for the family these kids think they are God and can do anything they deserve life in jail they have taken a motheranf

    • Jeanette McKinnon

      Oh please… A mother is dead because of a 15 year old joy rider & his friends & you are concerned with pedantics of a boo boo in the story??? This prick will get away with murder because of his age!!!

  2. Julia Dallaston

    Incredibly sad. Where can I donate? My heart goes out to the family and hope that little baby survives. xx

  3. Julia Dallaston

    Incredibly sad. Where can I donate? My heart goes out to the family and hope that little baby survives. xx

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