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Drivers: Pay attention

EDITOR:

April 5, Tuesday morning, a car in front of Rolling Hills Middle School in El Dorado Hills hit my son. He was riding his bike in the crosswalk with the traffic walk light and a young woman driving a small white car rolled into him while attempting a right turn on red. My son was knocked off his bike and landed on his knee. The driver hopped out, asked if he was OK, he said yes and she drove away. No other adult stopped to assist. He did have a classmate there as a witness.

I want to start by saying thank God he was not seriously injured. By the grace of God a tragedy was averted. Our lives could have been irrevocably changed.

I also want to address the safety issue. This is a huge wake-up call to those drivers around Silva Valley Parkway and Harvard  Way, and any place where children are present, to pay attention to the kids crossing the streets. My son had the right of way, but some children try to beat the lights. As drivers and adults, it is our responsibility to turn off the cell phone (OK that is a whole other letter) and be vigilant around the schools.

Drivers: It is easy to look both ways before turning into a crosswalk.

We all have busy distracting lives; some activities require more mental attention than others do. Driving a car is an activity requiring and deserving full mental participation.
Please help me remind the community about driving safety. I want to trust the community to be responsible so my children are safe.

Ramona Diaz
El Dorado Hills

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