“In my job I see a lot of tragedy, some of it could have easily been avoided. I worry about my own children out driving their cars. I worry about peer pressure and driving, taking risks and feeling 10 foot tall and invincible… it is difficult seeing what I see and having my kids out there just being kids.”
Katrina Andrew is a paramedic and shift manager for St John in Invercargill. She’s been on the road serving her community for almost fourteen years. In that time she has attended dozens of death on the road. “Years later you can see people in the community still struggling with that death. And it all comes back to the surface. It makes what you’ve seen impossible to forget.” For Katrina, dozens is too many.