Top of the afternoon to all...
My medium child received a warning from the police the other day due to a traffic violation. He was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk. It happened here:
His citation was a warning as he was riding his bicycle in the crosswalk.
When his school called me and told me what was going on, I knew exactly where it had happened.
And now for the rest of the story. First of all, the lad is just fine. He has some bumps and bruises. His bicycle...at the absolute least needs two new wheels, new pedals, and a new front gear system. When the light turned green, he pedalled out into the crosswalk, with the idea of riding parallel to the crosswalk. The person taking the left from Wilmington onto Finch either did not see him or thought that he could turn in front of him. It was the wrong set of decisions on the car driver's part. He hit the kid, pretty hard.
I met up with everyone at Humber River Hospital. We hung out there for a few hours while the nice folks there checked him over. He is fine.
There is no long-term damage.
The car, from what I understand, requires a new windshield. Good! It serves the driver right. He should know better than to zip out of an intersection like that, and crossing in front of anyone in the crosswalk is illegal. At least he stayed.
I always knew that the medium child would be the one with a police record.
May the best of the day be yours.