Wednesday, June 17, 2009
It seems like every year I taught I lost at least one student. Yesterday a former Anatomy student passed away in an auto accident. He was trying to avoid a dead animal in the road, overcorrected, lost control of his vehicle, and hit a tree. He was not driving recklessly or drinking. Emergency maneuvers are more difficult for young drivers due to inexperience. Since many schools have eliminated driver ed courses due to budget cuts the students have even less training. We lose good kids every year this way and it is so sad.