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by Anonymous, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Dec 10, 2013
Such a sad story, but unfortunately, it was an accident waiting to happen.
Lots of questions.
Was the pedestrian and child in a crosswalk, walking on the sidewalk (if there was one) or walking in the street? Was the pedestrian and child walking facing the oncoming traffic (on the left side of the street) or with the oncoming traffic approaching from behind) on the right side of the street.
Was the minor driver driving on a permit or a license? If on a permit, was there an adult over 25 in the car? If on a license, were there others under the age of 25 in the car at the same time?
The answers to these questions are important particularly as we talk to our kids about this. This is not to accredit blame but to use this as a teachable moment to those who drive to school, those who use the drive to school as part of the 50 hours practice, to those who walk and or bike to school.
I hope the parent recovers swiftly and that both students recover from the shock of what happened also. I hope we all learn about how dangerous it is on the commutes to and from school for every student.
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