I don’t wish to make light of the potential tragedy of having your kid bowled by a car, and thank goodness it looks like he’ll make a full recovery, but why is it always someone else’s fault when people do stupid things, and why is it always the case that “something must be done”?
Then yesterday morning as I was driving to work I saw a nearly identical situation. Where a girl jumped out from her mother’s car, run around the back of it and across the lane of oncoming traffic without even looking, right outside Remuera Intermediate. She ran right in front of a 20 tonne truck who slammed on his anchors and nearly clipped her. She just kept on running and her mother drove off. The look on the truck driver’s face was something to behold. He nearly killed that girl, it was just a matter of a few inches…and she just walked on, and will probably do it again today. I felt for the truck driver because there was no way it was his fault. Read more »