Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a radio story about bicycle safety. Yesterday evening I helped a couple of neighborhood kids adjust their bike helmets. This morning I read this heartbreaking story.
There will always be things we cannot explain and things we cannot change. We all make spot decisions that in retrospect were foolish. How many times have you went for a short drive and didn't buckle up, didn't bring your ID along? How many times have you or someone you know gotten behind the wheel drunk, thinking "I'll make it, I'll be okay." Cara Liuzzi was just doing the same thing you or I might do, just living her life. How many kids (and parents) have you seen WITHOUT bike helmets. While most of them will arrive safely at their destination, there's always that wild card out there, waiting to be drawn.