Moving image shows teens holding hands after surviving horror crash. It's so painful

Apr 13, 2018
08:17 A.M.
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A father shared the emotional photograph of his son and his teammates bonding in the hospital room as they recovered.


On April 7, 2018, the world of sports and everyone else was in collecting mourning when a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to their playoff game in western Canada.

According to The Wild Card, fourteen people were dead and other fourteen were severely injured in the crash that occurred on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan.

The players on the bus belonged to Humboldt Broncos hockey team, who play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. They were on their way to their playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks.


A statement issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that "fourteen people have died" in the horrible collision.

It was further informed that other fourteen people who survived had a "variety of injuries" and three of them had injuries "critical in nature."

The three critically injured young boys were 19-year-old Derek Patter, 18-year-old Graysen Cameron, and 20-year-old Nick Shumlanski. All of the boys are forward for Humboldt and were receiving treatment in the same hospital room.

Patter's father, R.J., took to Twitter to share the photograph of the three players, recovering, while they joined hands as if in a prayer. The father captioned the photograph as: 'Derek Grayson and Nick bonding and healing in hospital.'


There's no doubt that the photograph was truly emotional and powerful. And when it broke into social media, people were absolutely touched by it.

The snapshot was then retweeted over 5,000 times and hundreds of people joined in to comment the prayers and words of support for the brave players.

The photograph was later shared on Facebook and it got a similar emotional response from the social media users there as well with the post receiving 'thousands of likes and hundreds of comments,' the source suggested.