Posted on 12 September 2012 by admin
I want to write about a “hit and run incident” that occurred to me in Osoyoos on Saturday, Sept. 1 at approximately 11:30 a.m.
I had just finished shopping at Family Foods. I got into my car and was heading south down the parking lot when I noticed a blonde-haired woman between the ages of 50 and 60 starting to back out of her parking stall to the left of me, near the B.C. Liquor store outlet.
She was driving a smashing bright red sports convertible with a B.C. license plate. She did not bother to look to her left, however, as she was backing out, she only looked to her right.
I stopped my car as I could see that she was continuing to back up right around completely without looking.
I honked the horn on my car, however, it was too late because she smashed the back end of her car into the front bumper of my car. Instead of stopping to check things out, she turned right abruptly and sped out of the parking lot at the speed of lightning.
She turned right again onto Main Street at a high speed and I tried to follow her to obtain her license plate number, but there were too many cars going north on Main Street.
When I finally did get onto Main Street, I could not find her or her car.
Of course, I immediately reported the incident to the RCMP and the female constable there was very helpful. If there were any witnesses to the accident, or if anyone might have information about this incident, I would ask they please report the matter to the RCMP.
I have never written a letter to the editor of a newspaper before, but I felt I had to write about this incident. I have always welcomed visitors to this town because it is good for the businesses here and their visits here add vibrancy to our community, but I do not welcome people like this woman here.
Needless to say, I was shaken up, but I had the sense to stop my car before more damage was done.
I’m asking the woman responsible for this incident that if she reads this letter that she have the decency to turn herself in.
You are not a teenager (they would have had higher morals and more integrity).
Shame on you. You are old enough to know better and if you continue to make choices like this, you will get caught sooner or later.
In conclusion, I am a responsible senior and I, nor anyone else, deserves to be treated in this manner.
Gladys R. Brown