I saw an accident several days ago. More often than not you see a scene similar to this when you witness a car accident (if it's not a MAJOR one with injured parties). People standing outside or near there vehicles exchanging insurance information and waiting for police or whomever to show up. Simple enough? This obviously is NOT the actual scene I witnessed.
I had just picked my daughter up from her bus stop on this particular day and decided before going home we'd run to the bank which is just a few blocks from our home and to the store. So as I'm driving I come to an intersection and a white truck going east has the stop sign but proceeds into the intersection. A red truck going North then crashes into the white truck. I'm traveling South so I have to, if I continue on drive past the driver in the red truck. The driver of the red truck, a female stops, still in her car with her mouth open like "OH MY GOSH" pulls forward slowly. So I'm thinking she's pulling off??? I can see written all over her face that she's going to keep going. She actually stops and a few seconds later pulls off. I'm like NO SHE DIDN'T!!!
My daughter is in the car with me and I'm debating, should I go after her and get her license plates or should I mind my own business? My daughter is sitting there like "I can't believe I just saw what I saw." I don't have it in me to sit by and watch something like this happen so I decide I'm going to go after her. I didn't even consider that this could have been some crazy woman (she clearly was) not taking into consideration that my daughter is in the car and I could be bringing harm to her or myself.
There was no high speed chase in case you were envisioning that. By time I made a U-turn to try and follow her she was no longer in my sight. My daughter sees her, thank goodness for her 20/20 vision since I can't see for anything. Lol Side note: time for a new eye exam. She pulls out of the parking lot directly across from the apartment complex we live in and turns at the corner. I'm trying to get close enough to get the license plate, but guess what??? No license plate on the back. WOW!!! So I'm on my cell at this point calling the police and she pulls in another apartment complex up the street. She parks get's out the truck and looks at the damage. She starts walking away. I get out of the van, go to the front of the truck and STILL no license plate. So I'm wondering like did she still this car...what in the world!!! We weren't able to see where she went so I just give the police the location, make and model of the car, description of her, my info and go about my business.
In retrospect I begin to question, how wise was it to do this? Should I have minded my own business? I think to myself, what if this had been me or even worse my son since we travel this little road multiple times a day...what if the driver in the white truck is seriously injured...WHO JUST DRIVES OFF LIKE THAT having no regard for the other person or people.
As a mother I want to raise children with high moral standards, to be caring and considerate and to have compassion for others. I want them to make decisions that are in THEIR best interest and also care about the health and welfare of others. If they see someone being wronged and it's in their power to make it right they will intervene as long as it doesn't cause harm to them or someone else. So I decided that my decision was the correct decision. What would my daughter have thought of me as a mother or as a PERSON had I adopted the mindset that 'I'm not involved so I don't care..'?' I am an example to my children and what I do and how I respond or react to certain situations instills certain values and principals in them. Doing NOTHING is definitely not the attitude I want to raise them with. I'm comfortable with my decision and know in my heart, even though the woman got away, that I did the right thing. I'm confident that she'll get her justice at some point and hoping that the police were able to locate her.
Peace and Blessings......