As you know ( if you are a regular reader), we have been following the story of Andrew Bennett. Andrew and his 4 year old son were hit by a car while legally crossing an intersection. The driver did not stop, and while Andrew's son was, thankfully, unhurt, Andrew suffered severe back injuries that have threatened his career.
After a great deal of effort on the part of many, the driver has been arrested!!!!! If she proves to be the one at fault, the hit and run driver was a 16 year old girl from out of town. It is reported that she was talking on a cell phone at the time of the collision. The driver has been booked into Juvenile Hall. For the full story, see San Francisco Streetsblog.
I wish harm to no person as a basis of my personal spiritual beliefs, and so my thoughts are with all concerned. This incident does, however, underscore the need to create more stringent rules about who can drive and just how much training they should receive before being allowed to take a driving test that is a million times more difficult than the one currently offered. I can also say, that there is no reason on God's green earth to allow a 16 year old, any 16 year old, to drive a 3+ ton vehicle in a major metropolitan area. It is a recipe for disaster.
Our thoughts continue to be with Andrew and his family. At least now, we can concentrate our hope on his complete recovery and not on who did this to him.