This recent thing about putting flowers by the roadside when someone dies.I know its showing respect but often the accident has happend at a blackspot so stood at the side of the road where someone has died is inviting another death.
The other day I was driving home in the dark coming up to a point there some flowers had been laid.when i Just missed a woman and child laying some flowers.Now on this stretch of road you often get joggers so im looking out for them also my truck has a load for spotlights on the front.So i light the road up pretty well.But I will call the woman a daft stupid cow as she was in dark clothing and so was the child.No car in sight how i missed them I dont know.But they where very lucky after swearving to avoid them and hitting the grass verge on the other side of the road and comming to a halt .The woman came up and started give me some abuse.
Now looking at the odds if a car or lorry was coming the other direction i would have certianly hit it by avoiding her. so looking at it in a cold hearted way
1 human instinct self preservation
2 chances of survival with a head on with another car or lorry close to n NIL
3 other car driver chances of survival close to nil
4 unknow if other passenges in other car poss upto 5 people inc driver
So with a natural instinct for self preservation and looking at the odds do i swerve and hit car and poss kill myself and maybe upto 5 others in other car making a poss total of 6 dead or Dont swearve and try to stop intime but a good chance of hitting woman stood in road with dark clothing on and killing her leaving me alive. result one person dead
Bearing in mind this is a stupid woman with no common sense is causing the accident what would you do?
#At least the young kid had the common sense to walk on the grass verge away from the road and if it was not for the flashy light on their trainers I would not have seen them at all.So this woman was very very lucky
For if I had not seen the flash of light from the trainer i would not have seen the woman in time also if a car was coming the other way she might not have lived.
So I know its upseting to loose someone.But dont put your life or others at risk by putting flowers by the roadside it could kill you