well, i just witnessed a woman get hit by a car. she is a woman i know, she lives in my neighborhood. she was walking across the street with her little dog in her arms, and a car hit her. she flew over the hood of the car. the look on her face as she was hit will haunt me for awhile i think. she looked right at me as we were about to acknowledge each other (I think?) or maybe I’m imagining it. and then she got hit by the car. it was probably going at LEAST 30 mph.
she will be ok, the paramedics said. i saw her breathe and heard her speak. but for a brief brief moment when she wasn’t breathing and i was on the phone with 911 i was so afraid.
now i’m just shellshocked, and afraid to cross my street.
02/15/08 9:43 update–Lily, the dog wasn’t found last night as far as I know. Myself and several others looked for him for hours. He’s a tiny black chihuahua and I’m hoping someone’s got him safe and sound by now. I walked around for a couple of hours looking for him but didn’t see any sign of the little guy. I’m worried, but trying to be hopeful.
I did get confirmation that she (the woman who was hit) is alive, so that’s good. Not sure about the extent of her injuries, but she’s alive. I’m not going to write her name because I don’t really know her well enough to do so.
MrsBenFolds, that was me standing over her, i was so scared for her. It makes me never want to get behind the wheel of a car again. I just don’t think people are careful enough. At all.