The other morning, just minutes after dropping my son off at camp, I witnessed a young girl get hit by a car. The girl (who I later learned was 17) was doing what she was supposed to do, crossing in the sidewalk when the sign said to cross, and the driver, making a left turn, did not see her or her friend.
Having never witnessed this type of thing before, I am not sure of my exact actions as I only remember my heart beating out of my chest and shaking at what I had just seen. I jumped out of my car, helped get her off the street, called 911 and her mom. I stayed with the young lady until the police, fire, ambulance and her mom arrived. The police asked me a few questions and then I left for work (still quite shaken.)
It is hard to watch a child get hurt right in front of your eyes. I can only imagine what her mom was thinking when I called.
So -- I would like to take a minute to say:
The mother of the young lady called me to say thank you and let me know that her daughter was going to be okay. All I could think was that I only did what was right, and if it were my son I would hope and pray that another mom (or dad) would do the same thing.
Do you have anything you would like to add that people need to be careful of when driving?
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