Thursday, March 11, 2010
Yesterday afternoon we had an "incident" that rocked our neighborhood. There was no crime involved - it was purely an unfortunate accident. I was on my way home from the store when a police officer stopped me - because my street was blocked off. I sat and waited for about ten or fifteen minutes wondering what had happened just half a block in front of me. There was a fire truck, 2 ambulances, and about half a dozen cop cars. I'm pretty sure that constitutes the entire law enforcement and most of the emergency response vehicles in our town. The officer finally came down to say that the aid car would be leaving shortly, as the life-flight helicopter had landed (where did it land?? I have no idea).
I was able to get home - passing several neighbors who were out on the sidewalk. My next door neighber was in tears - it turned out that a 10 year old girl who was riding her bike got hit by a nice lady that lives down the street. My neighbor was partly in shock over that, and also because her two little boys had been riding bikes just a few minutes before that and for a moment she thought that one of her sons had been hit.
These two families are in our prayers...the one with the critically injured little girl and the one that accidently hit her.
Give your kids a hug and then lecture them sternly on bike safety.