Kyle, Emma, and Katie Coble, ranging in age from 2 to 5, were in the car with their mom driving, headed home on what seemed like an ordinary day. In a flash, everything was about to change forever as an unexpected tragedy awaited their new fate just minutes away. Their lives were turned upside down.
They went to ride the Ferris wheel.
The three children had spent part of their day at an amusement park mall with their mom and grandma. They went to ride the Ferris wheel. Their grandma had met them there, so she drove home separately. Lori and her kids drove the route leading home that they had taken many times before
…a cargo truck weighing 40,000 pounds driving 70 mph crashed into the family’s minivan…
Suddenly, a cargo truck weighing 40,000 pounds driving 70 mph crashed into the family’s minivan from behind. Lori and her kids suffered traumatic injuries and rescue teams sent mom to one hospital and her three children to two others.
Chris Coble, husband and father, would soon learn that his wife was in critical condition, and none of their three children had survived.
Lori took the brunt of the collision…
Lori took the brunt of the collision and consequently, her condition included absolutely no memory of what happened that day. Chris was left with the difficult task of informing his wife that the accident had taken the lives of their three children.
Their children would not die in vain.
The Coble lives were thrust into a tailspin of grief, confusion, frustration, and depression. It was the love they all shared that developed a resolve to investigate how a truck could just come out of nowhere and smash into them like that, and they began to research the fallibility of the trucking industry in general. Their children would not die in vain.
Jorge Miguel Romero, the driver of the truck that hit them, had a history of speeding. He was charged and convicted on three counts of vehicular manslaughter. Justice, whatever that could mean for the Cobles, had been served. But they did not stop there. They demanded change.
…not even they could imagine what was about to happen just six months after that fatal day.
A family dealing with a disaster of this magnitude learns to appreciate the smallest of blessings. But not even they could imagine what was about to happen just six months after that fatal day.
Not just pregnant, but pregnant with triplets.
Lori was pregnant. Not just pregnant, but pregnant with triplets. Two girls and a boy would be arriving in just months, the same makeup of the children they had lost. What a remarkable twist of fate.
“…it’s hard to think that somehow they weren’t involved in crafting this.”
The Cobles knew it was fate.
“Your mind can’t even think otherwise,” Chris told LittleThings. “If you feel they’re somewhere watching over you, protecting you, and something like this happens, it’s hard to think that somehow they weren’t involved in crafting this.”
If you’re filing some of your life experiences having to choose to put them under “coincidence” or “miracle,” the latter would seem to be the best fit.
Watch the full story reported on KCAL below: