Chris and I went to the Buntzen lake with the dog yesterday. We were in the parking lot when I had to grab the dog and pull him out of the way of a white civic full of teenagers ripping past us. I shot them a glare, like 'you guys a outa control.' but they were oblivious to warning signs, as teenagers often are.
Sure enough, on our way home, we encountered a big traffic clog on the one lane road out of White Pine beach. We were already wondering if there was an accident with those kids, or possibly a motorcycle we heard. A young girl was sharing the info that there had been a terrible accident up ahead, and it might be a while as the car was removed from the shoulder.
Chris and I took the opportunity to hand out Agora newspapers, with 911 truth pamphlets in them.
When we finally got out of there, we saw the same white Civic wrapped around a tree, and there was blood all over the driver side door. Our hearts sunk at the thought that we may have witnessed a kid's final moments on earth.
We saw it in the news today that it was 4 kids attempting a high speed pass on the blind corner and lost control. They all went to the hospital, and 16 year old asian girl Chris had wondered about did not survive.
That is the kind of experience that makes you think about how delicate life can be, and how small of a mistake it takes to have it extinguished.
May we all learn from this, and drive a bit more thoughtfully and safely.