My death was necessary so my brother would meet his soul mate. Do I regret dying? Every day. I broke a lot of hearts, including my own. But I had to. I didn't know it at the time but my choice changed some lives for the better.

It began on an average day. I woke up too early for my liking, ate a quick breakfast and headed for work. Same routine, different day. There was nothing out of the ordinary at all that day. It was on my way home, only blocks from my house that everything in my life, or more rightly my existence, changed. I was singing along to a song on the radio, in my head planning out what I had to do when I got home. A ball bounced out in front of my car, closely followed by a young child. In that split second I had two choices; swerve right into the child's mother or swerve left into a tree. I chose the tree.

The crash I don't remember. I woke up unable to move. There was a flash of pain and then … nothing. A woman's face appeared at my broken window.

"Are you ok? Hold on, there's an ambulance coming."

"…Tell them." The words were hard to force out.

"Tell them what?" The woman reached through my window to grasp my hand.

"I … I love them." My last words. Hopefully they brought some comfort to my family, to my friends that had been with me through the ups and downs of my short life. At twenty I was gone. It hurts that I wasn't able to do the things I had dreamed of. I hadn't travelled to all the countries on my list, I hadn't gotten married and had children. But I had loved and been loved by so many people, I had changed the lives of my family and friends just by being me.

However the rest of this story isn't mine. My choice to hit the tree rather than to hit the child or his mother caused me to die. But you know what? Even knowing now that I would die rather than just suffer minor or major injuries I would make that same choice.

Approximately a third of car accidents that result in fatalities in Australia were cars travelling at under 60km/h. For the US this number is approximately half of all accidents. Unfortunately due to hazardous conditions and tragic accidents people die in cars every day. Unfortunately some of us aren't lucky enough to have known our loved ones last words.