A Little Girl Almost Got Hit By a Truck

@kobesbuddy (85305)
East Tawas, Michigan
October 9, 2019 7:01pm CST
Jay and I took a drive this afternoon, to view the trees in fall colors. We were about a week too early, they are just beginning to change in Northeastern Michigan. Coming back home, we were traveling on a main highway that runs south towards Tawas. A little girls, probably about 8 years old had crossed this highway, to get the mail. As we approached from the other direction, she darted back across the road, in front of a UPS truck! Had the driver been traveling a bit faster, he would have hit her Jay and I were shook up, just imagining this little girl might have been killed! Thank God, she didn't get hit Photo:NOT MINE, Borrowed from Pixabay
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@rakski (38190)
• Philippines
10 Oct
why would a kid cross a highway?!?
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
If you read my article, I said she was getting the mail.
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@rakski (38190)
• Philippines
10 Oct
@kobesbuddy oh yes, but the mail is on the other side of the highway?
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
@rakski Yes, the mail box is always on the right side of the road, in the U.S.
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@Happy2BeMe (90621)
• Canada
10 Oct
She was very lucky. I hope that she doesn't do that again because next time she may not be so lucky.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
As tiny as she was, that truck would have possibly killed her!
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@Happy2BeMe (90621)
• Canada
13 Oct
@kobesbuddy yes probably so.
@JustBhem (64334)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Oct
That must be horrible if she got hit. Thank God she was not.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
Jay stopped our vehicle and we prayed she wouldn't get hit!
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@JustBhem (64334)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Oct
@kobesbuddy And she did not.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
@JustBhem The truck driver slammed on his brakes and she didn't get hit:( Thank God!
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Oct
That's very scary! But glad she didn't get hit
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Oct
We were so relieved and watched the whole darn thing! She was probably a little older than Eli.
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• Rupert, Idaho
11 Oct
@kobesbuddy Well I am glad it didn't turn into a bad situation....but that can be so scary!
@moonandstars (24045)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Oct
Was she alone?
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
She was in front of a home, we presume where she lives. She was getting the mail.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
12 Oct
@kobesbuddy I hope she'll be careful from now on or the road should be kinder to her. Nowadays, people are driving like crazy.
@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
10 Oct
I am so glad the truck did not speed too much and the girl is safe. I hope she learnt a lesson.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
If her parent was watching from the window, they were definitely frightened!
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
@kobesbuddy I hope that their parents will teach her to be more careful in the future.
@Deepizzaguy (23620)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
10 Oct
Thank goodness the young girl did not hit by a truck. I am sure she will learn her lesson to take it easy next time she wants to cross the street.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
Children are impulsive and try to do things quickly, before they think!
@Deepizzaguy (23620)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 Oct
@kobesbuddy I have been there when I was a child.
@Nakitakona (15023)
10 Oct
That would the worse had happened to an innocent lad if she'd been hit by the truck.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
We just sat in our vehicle, praying that she wouldn't get hit!
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@Nakitakona (15023)
10 Oct
@kobesbuddy You didn't have the chance to stop the girl from possible accident may happen or the running truck. I know you're praying. Thank God she's unscathed.
@Tina30219 (43360)
• Onaway, Michigan
10 Oct
Sounds like the parents need to watch her better when they let her go out and get the mail . Glad to hear she was not hit
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
It was so darn close, thank God she wasn't hit!
@Tina30219 (43360)
• Onaway, Michigan
12 Oct
@dgobucks226 (19070)
10 Oct
8 year old's should not be crossing the highway alone. Not very smart parenting!
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
She crossed behind a large tractor, that was on our side of the road. And stepped out in front, of a fast moving truck!
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@dgobucks226 (19070)
10 Oct
@kobesbuddy Geesh! Hopefully, she learned a valuable lesson about highways.
• United States
10 Oct
That's pretty scary when you see an almost accident like that. The other day I was outside with the dog and the kid across the street ran right out to get his Frisbee. If a car had been coming he could have been hit.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
Children can be very impulsive, which causes an accident to happen.
@hereandthere (39264)
• Philippines
10 Oct
i can understand if it's a quiet residential area, but why would a parent order a child to do that if they live along the highway? of course, accidents can still happen in the suburbs, but the probably is much higher on the highway.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
The traffic is slowed down, through this residential area where her home is located.
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@Tampa_girl7 (34289)
• United States
10 Oct
What a blessed child.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
God was right with her, keeping this little girl safe:)
@andriaperry (93741)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Oct
It is scary!
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
One day this same thing happened to an elderly man, except he was killed.
@sharon6345 (196942)
• United States
10 Oct
THat is a child abuse case. Child endangerment to be exact. The parents would be jailed for that child crossing that to get the mail.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
It's a busy highway. I'd never imagine that a child should EVER cross that street!
@CarolDM (45672)
• United States
10 Oct
This can happen so quickly. Glad they are safe.
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@kobesbuddy (85305)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Oct
And we would have seen this tragic accident. She ran towards the house, thank God.
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