Dear Editor,

It’s that time of year…. children are walking home from school, playing outside, riding bikes, playing basketball….. etc. I think you get the idea…. we as adults are here to protect this little ones…. they may not be our children but they are someone else’s who loves them dearly. I’m stressing this point because I help other parents get their children to school and back home.

The other day my passenger and I witnessed a woman stop at a stop sign and she told the child to cross the street. Then the child was hesitant to cross. When I turned the corner to go home my passenger shouts “That woman just hit that child!”…. sure enough she did so I pulled onto the street across from the accident and ran across the street to make sure the child was okay and he said he was fine. I then told the woman she needs to call the police beacsue he is a child and he has no parents here so she proceeded across the street and she drove off instead.

We did file a report and had her license plate info….. (that was done by another woman who had watched all this happen). That was horrible to see even though the boy had said he was fine his bike wasn’t and I’m disturbed that the woman drove off. Please make sure that we are driving with caution and aware of our surroundings because these children would like survive. The next hit might not be so mild…. it could be more severe. Thank you so much for reading this.

Please let’s work on making the walk home and playtime safer for these precious beings….. Who knows these children could come up with a cure for something, or go to space, and/or become a police officer.

A concerned citizen, Ashley Due

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.