Friday, September 4, 2009

Life is so fragile

But, I know you know that already.

Yesterday we had a pretty big scare. One of Hubby's cycling buddies was hit by a car. He is ok, just really banged up with lots of bruises and road rash. There was a lot of Divine Intervention going on, I'm confident of that. We are amazed that a man riding 25 mph on a bicycle, hit by a large vehicle going even faster than that, could be found walking around after the accident.

The lady in the vehicle was talking to or looking at a seven year old child in the car; she didn't even see our friend until he was hitting the center of her hood. She had to have passed by Hubby and the other friend who were also cycling before she even got to the one she hit. Perhaps she didn't "see" them either.

Let this be a warning to us all: stay focused while you're driving. Don't take your eyes off the road, don't text on your phone, don't take it for granted that you're going to keep moving safely forward. Even as sober drivers we forget that we are manipulating a piece of machinery that can weigh thousands of pounds. We forget how fragile we are. We forget how quickly life can change, how quickly we can lose someone.

Let's take every precaution we can to be safe and to be conscious of who's lives we might unintentionally alter, including our own.

There is no good side to be on when it comes to an accident.