What was motorist thinking?
Editor: This letter is addressed to the person who flew through a red light at the intersection of Central Avenue and George St. in Swift Current on Nov. 22 at about 5:20 p.m.
"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?"
My teenage daughter was driving our vehicle and was proceeding through the intersection. If it wasn't for her quick thinking when she saw you weren't stopping, you would have broad sided us, likely seriously injuring or killing her or possibly both of us.
So I want to take a minute of your time and introduce you to the person you could have killed. She is a happy 15-year-old who is counting down the days till she gets her driver's license (she has her learner's license). She plays volleyball, is a 4-H member, does community volunteer work, loves her horse and her dog, and is presently collecting donations for our troops in Afghanistan. In other words she is a typical teenager with goals and dreams and a big life ahead of her. She is precious to our family and we would be devastated if anything happened to her.
A few years back, my cousin in Manitoba lost both his wife and teenaged daughter in a car accident, so I know what that kind of tragedy can do to a family. Your carelessness could have caused that grief to our family. So please, please, please, realize that when you are behind the wheel of a vehicle, you have in your hands, the power to destroy lives.
Let this be a reminder to all of us, as we hurry about in our busy lives, that we need to be more aware and cautious when driving. Life is precious and people are irreplaceable!
Rita Dietrick - Kyle