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Tragedy was averted

May 21, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

To the Editor:

It was Wednesday afternoon and I was just sitting down to read the mail at my dining room table when I heard a blaring horn. You know, the kind you hear when you know something is going wrong.

I ran to the window and then out the door, just in time to see the young driver of the pickup coming to a halt. By the grace of God, the driver heard the bus horn warning him to stop immediately. From my angle, it looked as though he was about to race right through the bus' stop sign as three precious little girls (my daughter and her two friends) were crossing the street. The loud horn and the bus driver waving the girls back saved the day.

One thing you notice living on Woodland Avenue is that as the weather gets warmer, people drive faster. What a lesson this scene was for me, and believe me, I will be sharing this lesson with the teen drivers in my home. I am so grateful for the bus driver's quick actions that saved a beautiful afternoon from turning into a nightmare. Here's to a safe summer Fairmont. Let's all re-commit to keeping our kids safe.

Nancy Johnson




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