Yesterday, my son and I drove down the hill by the Coe Mansion in time to see a woman plow into a deer that was crossing the street. The deer did not jump or run out in front of her, nor did she know she hit it until after it went cartwheeling across the street. This was in a residential area with crosswalks for children and the deer was pretty close to being in the crosswalk when she hit it.
I passed my turn off for work and drove down to where the deer was to check on it and see if it needed to be put down. It was bleeding from its nose and eyes so I called the police to alert the Game and Fish Department. Meanwhile, the woman stopped on the other side of the street, got out of her car, checked for damage, stood around for a few minutes and drove off.
She couldn’t be bothered to cross the street to see if the deer was hurt. She couldn’t be bothered to keep an eye on the deer until the police arrived so I could get to work on time. I was not the one talking/texting on my cell phone or just plain not paying attention in a residential area. I was not the one speeding in a residential area. I did not hit the deer, but because I care more about animals than I do people, I made it my responsibility to see that this animal was taken care of.
So, to the woman in the maroon and tan Subaru Outback who could have easily hit a kid instead of a little deer: