Kirstie’s Story

Kirstie’s Story

Kirstie was a sensible 24-year-old working full time as a store assistant at Aldi. Unlike many people her age, she rarely went out drinking. Instead, Kirstie enjoyed taking care of her dog and was planning a future with her partner.

On Friday the 27th of December 2017, Kirstie was driving to work through her usual commute, just like any other day. She pulled out on to a busy junction when a vehicle suddenly hit her, taking her car to the other side of the road.

Kirstie passed away two days after because of that car crash. Two days before she got to answer to the love of her life, who was going to propose on New Year’s Eve.

How Kirstie helped to financially protect her partner and family’s futures

Kirstie’s family was shocked when she took out life insurance. They didn’t think she needed life insurance because she was only 24, and they didn’t expect her to die.

Kirstie got life insurance in February 2017, just after buying her first home with her partner. They both got life insurance to support each other and cover their debts as they didn’t want to leave each other struggling financially.

Ten months later, the life insurance fund helped Kirstie’s partner and family to clear the mortgage, cover her funeral and pay the debts.

Spreading awareness about the importance of Life Insurance

Kirstie and her sister, Mikhaela, inspired us to support Brake while continuing to spread awareness about the importance of life insurance.

Unfortunately, something like this could happen to any of us. In fact, 60 people suffer major injuries and tragically 5 people lose their lives on our roads every day.

Life Insurance can help your loved ones cope financially. Allowing them one less thing to worry about while grieving your loss.

Mikhaela now has this message for you:

“My sister got life insurance and she always said ‘prob wouldn’t need it yet’. A year later she died in a car accident aged 24. You never know what is around the corner. Be sensible people ❤️ Xxx”.

Brake, the road safety charity

Brake, the road safety charity

The aftermath of a road crash is devastating. Brake was set up in 1995 to make communities safer and care for people affected by road death and injury.

Do you need emotional or practical help following a serious crash?

Brake’s free helpline is open 10m to 4pm Monday to Friday on 0808 8000 401 or [email protected].

Lots of love to Kirstie’s family and the Brake team from the Busy Bee family ❤️

If you've been affected by a life-changing event/condition and you wish to share your story, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or through the Busy Bee Life Insurance Facebook page.

Last update - October/2020