I was walking the dog the other day. We were going to the Farmer’s Market. On the way there, we saw someone on a non motorized scooter get hit by a van.
Here’s the thing about your senses: when you see someone get hit, the scene at first seems surreal to your eyes. Yet, the sound of the accident jolts you into reality. Your first split second thought of NO correlates with the sound of YES.
So I dialed 911 to report the accident- (full disclosure- a plains clothes police officer identified himself as he also witnessed the accident except from the other side of the street- he immediately took to checking on the person injured as he saved the scene as best as possible to determine what actually happened)
This was the third time that I dialed 911 in the past few months. One time the traffic light had gone out at the very heavily trafficked intersection near my house, and the other was my infamous ER visit.
- I am grateful that the person involved in the accident did not appear seriously injured
- I am grateful for all the people who work at 911 call centers
- I am grateful to all the people who respond to emergency calls/situation
- I am also grateful that I was not walking faster down the street