You Should NOT Be Driving



There are just too many stupid people behind the wheel. To give idiots the privilege to operate a vehicle that has the potential to take another person's life is irresponsible for a society.

Yesterday afternoon, while we were heading home from work, there was an accident on Main Street right in front of campus. Now, being curious, we had to go look. My assumption was that two of our brilliant students decided to drive their cars in the same spot at the same time – since they kind of tend to do that for some reason.

I was NOT expecting to see a wheelchair on its side. With a person in it. Not moving. I didn't get a great look at him, but I'm pretty sure I know who it was. I've helped him before in the library. Him and his friend didn't know my name and referred to me to a librarian as "that really nice guy that helped us." It's rare that someone can make my day like that, and such a person deserves better than this.

Needless to say, I have this bizarre absolutely crushing pain coursing through me. My thoughts are clouded. I'm just really upset.

Maybe it's not as bad as it looked.. but it looked really bad. And what makes it even worse, it was right where they installed the new blinking Pedestrian Crossing signs.



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  1. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Just caught a local article – they didn't release the name yet, so I'm not completely sure if it's who I think it is. But he did survive but is listed as being in critical condition.

    August 27, 2008 @ 2:10 pm


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    Ok, so I've JUST found out that the person that got hit is completely not the person that I thought it was. I've never even met this guy, but he's a friend of a couple of my friends. He's doing better now, he's stable at least – and even though he's not who I though he was, I'm still shaken up by the whole thing.

    September 1, 2008 @ 10:34 am


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