I was very “lucky” today to not kill anyone. Sounds crazy, but it could have been very bad. I was heading to the library, in the parking lot actually. I was simply driving down the lane looking for a parking spot. Suddenly this nine-ish year old kid appears in the road out of nowhere. I managed to slam on my brakes and stop before I hit him. It was close.
He had been running from the park next to the library – full speed, and ran between two closely parked mini-vans and out directly in front of me. I was looking the other way and must have seen him out of my peripheral vision. I had just picked a parking spot and was about to step on the gas and pull in. Fortunately I did see him in time, and I was still going slow. I think I scared the poor kid to death though. Stopped dead in his tracks right in the middle of the street once he saw me. I think he’ll look before he runs into a parking lot again.