Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hit and runners

There was an article this week in the Vancouver newstabloid, the Province, about a hit and run on Saturday, May 5/07. A twelve year-old boy was hit by a car when he ran into the road. It was a low-speed impact and the car stopped right away. An older lady got out of the car and upon noticing that the car had stopped with a wheel on the young boys wrist told her husband to back up off the wrist. Then they beetled off. I think that is pretty much the definition of a hit and run.

The hit and runners involved read the story in the Province and became offended because they felt that they had come off looking pretty bad. They went to the police and said that after they had hit the boy they had stopped to see if he was alright. As the lady was asking she noticed that the car wheel was perched on the boy’s wrist so she told her husband to back off it. As there was no blood or obvious bruising, and apparently since all sorts of people have cars parked on them every day, they figured it was all good and went home. Fair enough.

It all looks reasonable and above-board so one would have to be totally unreasonable to ask, or even wonder, why these two poor victims of circumstance (the hit and runners) didn’t bother to go to the boys home and let the parents know what had happened, or at the very least, phone the police and report the incident when they got home. I mean, gosh, they only ran over a kid, and it’s not like he’s dead. Like, why’s everybody getting all complainy about this? Jeez.

Anyway… Humouroceros

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