Rush to Judgement & Thanks
By Todd Miller
June 30, 2005
People need to check their facts before spouting off at the mouth.
Nancy was a wee bit out of line with her opinion peice by using
Haley's accident to further her personal agenda. While it is
true that many people drive faster than neccesary on our vast
hiway system, the truth is what happened was not a result of
a driver speeding or not paying attention. Actually, "said
driver" was aware of the children, AND slowed down and moved
towards the center of the road to avoid Haley. Had she not been
aware and careful Haley could have been killed. What happened
was an error in judgement on the child's part. I say this knowing
the facts, and being a close friend of Haley's family. I am truly
saddened to see her have to go through such trauma. I was upset
when I learned of the news and at first I was angered at what
I too thought must have been an irresponsible driver, but saved
that thought for myself until I LEARNED THE FACTS! Nancy the
shame is on you for your rush to judgement.
Now, I would like to thank
EVERYONE that has assisted Haley and her father. Thank you to
the North Tongass Fire Department, the Alaska State Troopers,
and everyone at Ketchikan General Hospital for the great care
they have given Haley! Thanks to all who have sent cards, toys,
balloons, flowers, and good wishes to the family!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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By Nancy Jensen - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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