The driver is a local, and was an elementary school classmate of my eldest daughter. According to my daughter, the boy ate worms to make her cry, until she knocked him down and sat on him and told him to stop, and he stopped. Single mother. There will be much sadness in the driver’s family as well. This is a very sad story.
I was sitting at my table yesterday afternoon and heard helicopters circling at around 4 pm and learned later that this was the reason. The accident happened less than a mile from my home and the victim was a student at the middle school all three of my children attended, about 500 yards from my home. Can we all pause for a moment and think a good thought or perform a random act of kindness on behalf of this child’s family?