Something happened an hour ago or so that’s left me shaken.
I was sitting in my living room working on my computer. It’s cool enough today that instead of having the air conditioning blasting I’m able to have the windows and doors open.
As I sat working I happened to turn my head and noticed a little girl running across the side street opposite my house. I guess she’s about 4 or 5 years old now, but I’ve been worried about her for at least two years because almost every day I see her running across the road – back and forth, several times a day. I had a feeling that something bad might happen one day.
As it turns out today was the day that something almost happened.
When the little girl was about halfway across the street a car turned off of my busy street into the side street that the girl was crossing. The car was going fast and when the driver saw the little girl he must have jammed on the brakes and swerved at the same time. He missed the little girl by a couple of feet, but crashed into two parked cars.
I jumped up and threw on some sandals and ran out the door. I think I was on my feet before the car crashed into the parked cars. I actually made it to the little girl (who was about 200 yards from my house) before the man got out of the car or anyone came out of the house she lives in.
The little girl was ok, but naturally she was terrified after almost being hit by the car. The man who was driving the car and who caused the accident was fine, but he was shaken up too. I have a feeling his day is only going to get worse once the various car insurance companies start calculating all the damages the accident caused.
I’m so ticked off at that little girls parents and or babysitter. I’m not sure who she’s with during the day, but whoever it is, they’re not watching her well enough if I can see her out alone on the street and running back and forth across the street almost every day. Sure it’s a side street, but it leads to a park so it’s fairly busy. I think someone should always be outside watching out for her when she’s playing in the front yard.
I almost feel like calling child services. I mean I’ve been worried about this kid being hit by a car for at least a year and a half and here it almost happened today. What would you do?