Get Lasagna the other 2 days.
And def get the cannoli's.
My grandmother lives right there, and a couple of other family members. Been there a few times.
My wife was working in that area for a week, she started with lunches, and by Wed, she was bringing home dinner for all of us.
Bear with me here, trying to not make this sound all typical zach anti-car, and more sensitive and thoughtful. My goal is saving lives, nothing more.
I think itís natural to empathize with the driver here. He will have a hard time living with himself no matter how it went down.
But for the sake of argument, Iím curious how your level of ďfeel badĒ changes depending on what actually happened.
Looking at the crash site, I think itís incredibly likely the truck driver blew a stop sign at full speed. The bus had no stop sign or any other traffic controls. (Note the investigation is ongoing so this is purely speculative.)
So, what could have happened? A medical issue for the truck driver is a possibility. Maybe it was a complete freak thing, entirely unpredictable, something previously undiagnosed. That would be a terrible accident.
But what if he was distracted? Changing the radio? Texting? Watching a video on his phone? Maybe he ignored laws and drove too many hours in a row and fell asleep (and maybe his boss is culpable for encouraging him to do that).
I mean, if it comes out that he was texting, didnít notice the sign that said ďstop sign 200m ahead, didnít notice the well lit intersection in the distance. Didnít see the giant flashing red light atop the giant high viz stop sign?
Iím kind of curious what the tipping point would be.
I mean, for me, to whatever it is, I feel bad for him for this happening, but if it comes out that he was negligent in any of the above ways, I hope that some level of justice is served through the courts. We all know how critical Iíve been of distracted/aggressive driving cases that end in dead people, $150 fines and 30 day license suspensions.
But I can totally see still empathizing with his situation. Because itís so easy to see ourselves in that situation, I think. A momentary lapse in judgment and youíre responsible for a tragedy like this. Brutal.
Iím very curious to see the results of the investigation. Maybe everything Iíve written here will prove to be way off base. But if it comes out he was texting or something, I hope it could lead to a serious moment of self reflection for this country because this shit happens every day, itís just not always a bus full of kids, thankfully.
Adrianís team is now California State Champions. Some epic things happened all weekend that Iíll post about later.
Before the final game they played ONLY the Canadian national anthem in honor of the Broncos. There wasnít a dry eye in the rink and being the only Canadian on the ice it was really an emotional moment for Adrian and our family.