N suggested that I come home a different route last night, as the road from the station was closed due to an accident. When I got back later that evening, the road was still closed and a policeman asked me to go straight home, and keep out of the way.

It turns out that our local newsagent was hit by a car as he crossed the street outside our house, and had to be airlifted to hospital. I heard as i left work that he died in hospital last night; from the amount of blood I saw on the road this morning, this was unfortunately not a surprise.

Mr Patel was a really well liked man, extremely friendly and helpful to everyone. He’s going to be missed by the community. There’s already a collection of flowers and cards outside his shop.

news shopper article

And finally, please drive carefully. You might be ok, but the person you hit probably wont be as lucky.


One thought on “RIP

  1. Very sad. People drive too fast everywhere. I especially saw that during our visit to London. We were almost paranoid about crossing streets!

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