Car crash survivor says robbery was a low act
"IT was the lowest of low acts."
That was how a man whose Ballina house was broken into and robbed, while he lay in a bed at Tweed Heads hospital after a serious car crash at Coorabell, described the incident.
Adam Brady had only recently moved to Ballina, when the car he was driving hit a tree on the side of Coorabell Rd at about 3.30am on March 21.
Mr Brady and three workmates were on the way home from a Guns and Roses concert in Brisbane.
While Mr Brady was recovering from a fractured right ankle, a crushed left foot, a broken sternum, broken ribs and other injuries in hospital, a friend discovered his home had been ransacked.
"My friend went around to my house and found that the fence had been cut open and my house had been broken into and my stuff was stolen," he said.
"They stole a big screen TV and went through my bedroom and stole jewellery and other personal items.
"It was just lucky that I had only just moved there so a lot of my other stuff was still in storage."
The car salesman said he was bitterly disappointed about the robbery that happened during his three week stay in hospital.
"After all that I have been going through it was hard news to take," he said.
"I think stealing off another human being is as low as you can get.
"There are better ways to make money than stealing from someone else."
Trying to remain positive, Mr Brady, who faces a 12 week recovery before he can return to work, said he won't let it get him down.
"It's just another little hurdle I suppose," he laughed.
"The help from my friends and the support I have received since the crash has blown me away, I couldn't ask for anything more."
Another consolation was the Sydney G&R concert was "awesome".