Re: ‘Bus Driver Killed My Little Girl’, 7DAYS cover on Thursday.
As a driver of many years, I am fully aware that I carry full responsibility, under the law, for the way I drive my vehicle within those limits. However, every reasonable driver must depend on all other users of the road behaving in a responsible way, as well, in respect of those incidents beyond the control of the driver.
A three-year-old child is not capable of being a responsible user of any road either as a pedestrian or in this case meeting a school bus, and getting involved in the confusion surrounding children disembarking at a stop.
I was unclear whether there were other parents present at the time of this tragic accident.
But one thing was clear that the parents primarily responsible for the safety, and wellbeing of that unfortunate child were not.
Did they approve of a three-year-old child going out onto the road to meet her sibling off a bus, on her own?
The bus ran over, and killed this child, and it must be a matter of careful examination by the courts to find exactly where true responsibility lies in this tragic case.
Until then, it seems unfair to blame, and arrest just one of the two main contributing parties. Is it just grief, or a feeling of guilt in that original headline?