As most of you know yesterday my Mom and I went on the 127 Yardsale....all day long I had been watching people cross the road...being careful that know one stepped out in front of me.
When I was just approx. 8 miles from home there was this little boy on his bike that came off this embankment and rode right into the side of the van. I was driving slow...there was a stop sign right in front of me.
I just can't hardly find words to describe this.....I stop the van... looked back ..... jumped out of the van... there he was on the road. He jumped up and looked at me and said "I'm I bleeding and I looked him over and said "no honey your not bleeding" I proceeded to ask him where his mom was and he said she was not home and I ask "where is your house"....he pointed to a white house ... my mom stayed with him while I ran over to the house....not knowing what to expect or who would come out....this man (probably late 20's early 30's) came to the door and I said, "could you come outside and I explained the little boy seem to be okay and that he ran into the car". (how do you break the news that the little boy had been in a wreck)
I'm not sure if it was the little boy's father or not but the little boy was saying I couldn't stop my bike it doesn't have brakes....the man seemed more concerned if the van was hurt and if it was going to cost money....I said that was the last thing we were concerned about that he needed to look over the little boy....so my mom and I proceeded to point out he had a bruise on his head, scrap on his little arm and leg, and that his back looked bruised.
He said to the little boy we'll take care of it...we will go into the house and put a little alcohol on it.(not sure if he was joking with the little boy ) but my mom said OH know!
Needless to say...on the way home all I could think about was the what if's....if just a couple of seconds sooner I would have ran over him...I was so sick....I called my husband, he came home, and said we should have called the police. So we called them and the officer said they did not fill out police report unless there as a significant cost involved...my husband said we are not concerned about the vehicle ...we were wanting to make sure everything was handled correctly...he said he would log that it occurred. That just seems so strange to me how the police handles some things...I know the little boy ran into the side of the van and it wasn't my fault ...I just not know...I just think the police should have went to the house and made sure the little boy was ok.
Thank God the little boy was not hurt worse...
This has always been a fear of mine....things can happen sooooo quickly.
~♥ Here's to a New Year ♥~
10 months ago