Editor: I was getting my kids ready for school Thursday morning, when I received a frantic knock at my door. I heard that my son’s friends had been hit by a car, and was asked to drive the two mothers to their kids.
Dropping everything, we took off to where the boys had been hit. When we arrived, there was the most emergency response to an accident that I had ever seen.
Unfortunately, one child had to be airlifted to hospital. Later the other boy was transported to hospital by ambulance.
This has to be another wake-up call to all drivers. I was talking to a woman who was there. She told me it was a wake-up call to her, because she’s a little speedy. Next time she gets in her car, this will remind her to slow down.
Please drivers, we need to remember that it’s school time again, and lots of kids walk to school. As parents, we teach our kids road safety, which these kids followed by waiting for the ‘walk’ sign On Thursday, that didn’t help.
Only the driver of the vehicle knows what happened to make her step on the gas instead of the brake. We sit and wait to hear how our childrens’ friends are doing.
Thank you to all the police, paramedics, firefighters and H.D. Stafford staff who were there, for the great care of the kids and comforting words and support for the parents. To the parents of the children involved, our family wishes you all a speedy recovery.