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General: The Tragic Death of Brian Wood

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126

Relic Entertainment's Brian Wood was tragically killed in an automobile crash on September 8th. As Wood and his wife were driving down the road, he observed an out of control vehicle coming at them head on. Knowing a collision was inevitable, he swerved so that his side of the vehicle would take the brunt of the impact. The result of his action saved the life of his wife and unborn child. The other vehicle's driver was taking off her sweater and had turned the wheel over to a passenger.

The first thing Erin Wood wants her baby to know is that Dad, Brian, died to save their lives.

“. . . In his final act he did the only thing that would save us,” said Wood, 31.

With an out-of-control Chevy Blazer bearing down on him, the 33-year old North Vancouver man braked and swerved his Subaru wagon so that he would take the force of the head-on collision, saving his wife of five years, pregnant with their first baby..

“All the policeman say that if we had hit the car head-on all of us would be dead. At the very last second (Brian) braked really hard and turned right so that he would be put in the path of the SUV and not me and the baby, and that is the only thing that saved us both.

“I am not going to waste the gift he gave us.”

Read the full sad story here.

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  • Greyhawk4x4Greyhawk4x4 Member UncommonPosts: 475

    R.I.P. Mr. Wood.

  • Bicknell55Bicknell55 Member UncommonPosts: 73

    Brian Wood a Hero! Thank you Brian for an unselfish ultimate sacrifice. RIP!  You will be missed...

    Bick

  • slim26slim26 Member UncommonPosts: 645

    R.I.P Brian Wood. I would have done the same to save my unborn child and wife, which my wife is due in 4months and I am very very protectively on guard!

  • BorlucBorluc Member UncommonPosts: 254

    Sad to hear about this.  May your family find some strength in your sacrifice.  I hope that I could be as brave in such a situation.

  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,393

    That's amazing. Taking the crash to save your wife and unborn child. 

  • nathanknaacknathanknaack Level Designer - CCP GamesMember Posts: 27

    Here's to a real life hero.

  • ShiymmasShiymmas Member Posts: 587

    Originally posted by nathanknaack

    Here's to a real life hero.

    X2.

     

    I got chills reading the article.  It made me sick to read that the offending drivers were "well known to police" and yet were still out there, able to kill someone, as well as their own friends.  Having known two people closely who died due to drug/alchohol related car incidents, this story certainly hits close to home.  It's just not fair the world should lose good people because of someone else's poor decisions.

     

    Condolences to the Wood family indeed.

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  • EricDanieEricDanie Member UncommonPosts: 2,238

    His quick instinctive reaction to protect his love and unborn child shows how he truly cared. RIP.

  • ziifnabziifnab Member UncommonPosts: 53

    Wow, what a tragic and amazing story. God bless the wife and child.

    R.I.P Brian

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  • CharakanCharakan Member UncommonPosts: 8

    What a brave man.

     

    R.I.P Brian

  • SgtFrogSgtFrog Member Posts: 5,001

    This is really sad, a true hero


    R.I.P Brian Wood.

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  • eyeswideopeneyeswideopen Member Posts: 2,414

    Take the two surviving drug using bitches, put them back in what's left of their SUV, roll it off a cliff, and consider the case closed.

     

    R.I.P. Brian

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  • slashbeastslashbeast Member Posts: 533

    Condolences to friends and family.

  • danJ188danJ188 Member Posts: 56

    R.I.P Brian. The world needs more people like you. You're a true hero.

  • Xondar123Xondar123 Member CommonPosts: 2,543

    Wow, that's sad news, I feel for his family.

  • GoobGoob Member Posts: 398

    Very, very tragic. I had an Aunt killed in a similar automobile accident in BC. Very dangerous roads there when you have those type of imbecile kids driving around.

    I am sorry for the family's loss, may they live long and cherish their hero's last gift.

  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Rest in peace, Brian.

  • brostynbrostyn Member Posts: 3,092

    My condolescenes go out ot his family. I hope they recieve justice for this ridiculious loss of a good man's life.

  • KilorTheMeekKilorTheMeek Member Posts: 260

    I've never heard of Brian Wood until reading this article, and I have tears in my eyes.  Such incredible selfless heroism that will never be forgotten. 

    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends - John 15:13

    There is a special place in Heaven reserved for such as you, Brian Wood.  Be at peace.

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  • AdminAdmin Administrator RarePosts: 5,621

    What a sad loss.  RIP Brian...you are indeed a hero for what you did to save your family. 

    I think many of us probably know people around us who act as foolishly as these four kids in the SUV did - and we all need to keep doing more to try and stop it...this is just senseless and an epidemic that we need to fight harder.

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  • kumakunkumakun Member Posts: 4

    That's completely tragic.  My condolences to Mr. Wood's family.

    A real life super hero, and an inspiration.. 

    You'll be missed.

    R.I.P. Brian

  • Slider7Slider7 Member UncommonPosts: 75

    RIP Mr. Wood...and I really hope that the courts come down hard on the driver and passengers of the SUV.

     

    Blessings to his wife and child!

     

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  • EivilSarEivilSar Member Posts: 25

    so sad to hear about any loss of life.

     

    Damm I hate SUV, what chance do you have against a tank!

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  • HepisodicHepisodic Member Posts: 328

    Originally posted by Shiymmas



    Originally posted by nathanknaack

    Here's to a real life hero.

    X2.

     

    I got chills reading the article.  It made me sick to read that the offending drivers were "well known to police" and yet were still out there, able to kill someone, as well as their own friends.  Having known two people closely who died due to drug/alchohol related car incidents, this story certainly hits close to home.  It's just not fair the world should lose good people because of someone else's poor decisions.

     

    Condolences to the Wood family indeed.


     

    Second this. It's truly is a sad thing that good people lose their lives to other's poor decisions.

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  • MsGamerladyMsGamerlady Member UncommonPosts: 181

    Brian may you find peace, love and joy in the here after <3

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