[…] Derek’s tragic end came after he made the big decision to leave his prestigious job in Washington, D.C. to return to his family in in Seattle. To make matters more heartbreaking, Derek and his wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) had just put their marriage back together and were so totally in love again after he’d been gone for months. The couple was even excitedly talking about having a third child.
s the gifted neurosurgeon was on his way to the airport to officially leave his post in D.C., he narrowly missed a horrific car accident involving a speed-craving sports car and saved a woman’s life. After saving the lives of four car accident victims and sending them to the hospital, a large semi hits Derek’s car as he attempts to get back on the road. Rushed to the hospital, Derek was still alive and breathing but it was the improperly-trained doctors at the hospital that cost him his life. (Why didn’t they just get the CT scan?!)
Meredith received the tragic news from the neurosurgeon who attempted to save Derek’s life, and hours later, she made the difficult choice to terminate all life-sustaining abilities for her husband. As for Meredith’s goodbye to Derek, it was all set to a Sleeping at Last cover of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars.” All. The. Tears.
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