To the editor:
Last Monday at 5 p.m., a young girl on a bicycle blew through a stop sign at Belle Haven and 27th Street Terrace, causing me to slam on my brakes and send my groceries flying. That she didn’t react to the loud screeching of my tires is — I presume from the earbuds in her ears — because her iPod was jacked up to full volume.
Thank God I didn’t hit her. Had I not been able to stop, I likely would have ended her life, ruined her parents’ lives and also my own.
Parents, please remind your bike-riding children to be vigilant and obey all traffic signs. You might also tell them that their ears, as well as their eyes, can warn them of danger.