My thoughts are with the fire truck driver going on a call, as well as the family of Obarimomoya Nkani, the boy who was killed as he tried to run across the street (3/3, Local, “Tragedy on student’s walk home”).
Any driver is subject to this chilling prospect. Children have to learn to avoid unsafe acts. But no matter how often they are cautioned to “be careful,” they are tempted to try to beat their better judgment.
Anyone who has watched “America’s Funniest Home Videos” on TV knows adults also lapse into childish thinking and bad examples. Only experience, instruction and example in being cautious are learned as one grows older.
To kill an animal running into traffic is a soul gripper, but to kill a child must be almost beyond solace.