Letter: A honked horn saved a life

To the woman in the grey sedan who…blasted through the crosswalk just missing me by a hair; this letter is for you.

To the editor:

To the woman in the red car who was stopped at the crosswalk on Clement at 8:30 am on Thursday, April 16th and who honked the horn which caused me to stop walking; Thank you.  You saved my life.

And to the woman in the grey older sedan who ignored the flashing lights and blasted through the crosswalk just missing me by a hair; this letter is for you.

Your carelessness could have caused two little boys (one who is mentally and physically challenged), to be left without their superhero.

Your carelessness could have caused a husband who works 12+ hours a day to provide for his family, to be left without a wife, and with the burden of having to raise two little boys on his own and care for a child who is dependent on him for the daily basics you and I take for granted.

Your carelessness could have caused a mother and father to lose their 29-year-old child to a tragedy beyond their control, after having already buried one, leaving them with the burden of having to quit their jobs to care for their special needs grandson when he gets bouts of pneumonia that keep him home from school for a week at a time throughout the year.

Your carelessness could have destroyed a family that has been deeply rooted in Kelowna four generations deep.

I don’t know why you were driving down Clement at approximately 120 km/h that morning.  I don’t know why you decided that it was OK to run a crosswalk light and ignore a woman in a bright purple sweater crossing on a crosswalk, beside a school, where many children cross to get to and from school.

Please slow down, get off your phone, pay attention to the road and, for the love of God, think about how your life would have changed had that lady in the red car not honked her horn.

With gratitude and a fresh appreciation for life,

Brooklyn Jae McMorran,  Kelowna


Just Posted

UPDATE: Vehicle rollover on Highway 33

Emergency crews are responding to a single vehicle rollover near Big White Road

Vernon one of Canada’s most dangerous places

Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lake Country and Salmon Arm also make Maclean’s list

Fence to go up along part of Mission Creek

360 metres of chain-link fence to go up in Mission Creek Regional Park

Uber official says public needs to push for ridesharing in B.C.

Mike van Hemmen tells Kelowna Chamber of commerce ridesharing would be ‘win-win-win’

Three-vehicle accident on Highway 33

Crews are on the scene of the multi vehicle collision about 10 kms east of Kelowna

Okanagan ski hills open for the season

Both Big White and Silverstar Resort open for the 2017-18 season Thursday

Four years for discharging shotgun in home, school break-in

Yvon Martel also threatened his wife and broke into an elementary school

Traci Genereaux: Gone, but not forgotten

COLUMN: Family, friends want justice for Vernon teen

An adopted cat is the best 10 pounds you’ll gain this season

BC SPCA encouraging families to add a forever feline friend during adoption event Nov. 24 to Dec. 3

Up close and personal roots performance on Vernon stage

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society presents William Prince Nov. 29-30

B.C. co-ops relieved with Ottawa’s housing strategy

Federal government to have a new co-operative housing funding model in place by 2020

Letter to the editor: Missing woman’s parents appreciate search effort

To take part in the banner drop, poster distribution and the drone… Continue reading

B.C. NDP referendum plan sparks legislature battle

David Eby says public will decide on proportional referendum

Hammy has been freed of his threads, a purple antler remains

The iconic Prince Rupert buck with a piece of hammock attached to his antlers was caught by COs

Most Read