Slow down lady

You came very close to fulfilling my wish that my death, when it’s time (I am nearly 89) be quick

I am sending a wish to the woman driving a car which was making a right turn from Willis Road on to Petersen at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

My wish is that sometime, when you are in a rush to drive somewhere, and jump onto your seat in the car, the seat will have a complete prickly pear cactus plant on it.

I visit my wife daily at the Evergreen Seniors Home, and on good days use my scooter for the trip. I was returning that day (which happened to be our 67th anniversary), driving north on Petersen on the left side bicycle path so I could turn onto Willis without disrupting traffic on Willis.  All the Willis vehicles were turning left, so I had a clear path to get onto Willis. However, as I slowed a few feet short of the intersection, your car came down Willis rather fast past the waiting vehicles, and without stopping, swung right onto Petersen, crossed across the bicycle path, and missed me on my scooter by about a couple of feet.

You came very close to fulfilling my wish that my death, when it’s time (I am nearly 89) be quick, not prolonged, and also providing evidence for the comment by one of our councilors in the papers recently, about the hazards to pedestrians and cyclists on both those roads.

I myself had been driving for 70 years, but voluntarily turned in my license when a couple of incidents told me I should no longer be driving. While you appeared in the glimpse I had of you to be too young to do the same, I hope you noticed how close you came to getting charged with dangerous driving causing death, and take remedial action for your driving.

“Still alive” Doug Millar

Campbell River


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