This is every parent’s nightmare. Mr. Bookworm is still shuddering periodically after having read it. I’m sure the father in the story wishes he were dead — and probably survived only because an Iraq vet who is also a paramedic, coincidentally was on hand to render first aid.
A council woman is already demanding a red light at the fatal intersection. Given that the killer was a drunk, I wonder if a light would have changed anything. Some horrible things transcend common sense and all the care we can take.
Such a tragedy. My thoughts are with the family.