Tuesday night on my way to Senor Campos, I was stopped by a traffic accident. I was not a witness to the accident although I suspect that I came onto the accident within a few minutes of it happening. A pedestrian was hit crossing the road. I drove by this person lying very still on the road in an odd position.
I am not sure what went through my mind first because so many thoughts leapt into it:
- Was it a trick or treater? It was hard to say if it was a man/woman or adult/older child.
- Why was he crossing in the middle of the road? That stop light wasn’t that far away! This road is not particularly well-lit. You can’t see people jay-walking very well.
- The poor driver. The pedestrian was wearing dark blue/black pants and sweater. Will the driver realize that he couldn’t possibly have seen the person and forgive himself? You could barely see the person against the road and you knew he was there.
- Is he dead? I suppose he must have been because he was so still and lying in such an odd way. Just like in movies you know. You would think if he was hurt he would be moving in some way. I had my window down because it was so nice out. You didn’t hear a sound out of the victim.
I immediately called Eduardo because he was taking the bus home that night and I wanted to make sure he arrived safely.