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