Last night as I drove through the darkness through a town, a girl ran across the road in my path in front of my car. I slammed the brakes on as she was literally just in front of me on the road and I swerved as my headlights lit her up and I luckily just missed her. It was one of the most scariest experiences of my life.
She was about four and she looked startled as she seen my car coming towards her. Had I been going a little faster or not paying full attention I would of hit her and she definately would of been dead. Little does she know how closely she just diced with death.
Luckily she went home safe and slept in her bed safely and excited for Christmas which was 2 days to go at the time which is all that matters to children this time of year.
I seen her mother frozen still in horror along side my car as she watched the terrifying scene unfold. I cannot imagine what went through her mind and she had no control of the situation. Luckily I managed to prevent disaster and swerved away just in time.
Had it been another driver going faster or had I been a few seconds ahead then she definately one way or another would not of been home for Christmas.
In an alternative outcome it could of destroyed Christmas time for many different people. Luckily no one was hurt.
I shall never forget that scary moment and how easily lives can be taken in the blink of an eye. One poor judgement and one poor childish moment thats all it takes.
The lesson is that life is precious and hangs by a thread.
The child and mother can go on together now and enjoy the rest of their lives but the I will always remember how close that child was to death….may she live a long and beautiful life….