Friday, February 27, 2009

to close to home:(

This is Sherry Varo she just turned 17 last Saturday and on Tuesday night at 9pm after getting off the city bus after working her part time job she was struck by not one car but two cars and died instantly. This was 3 blocks from my house. Main street sits behind my house and it is a fast 4 lane main artery that is actually a highway cutting through town. Since I have lived here (3 1/2) years this young girl with her whole life ahead of her makes the 5th person killed by a vehicle on Main street. In a 50 block radius there are only 7 crosswalks. All the kids 6th grade and up take the city bus to school they have no school buses for the middles schools and high schools so all day kids are running across this Main street. Tuesday night it was raining pretty bad and alcohol was not a factor on the drivers part. I don't know how it happened but I do know it probably could have been prevented. There should be a crosswalk at each bus stop. I just drove by the scene of the accident and her family has memorialized a pole and one sign read " this is who she was, this is where she died" it has her picture. I just started crying. I think today I will go add some flowers. I did not know here personally but I am a mom with a son who travels that route 2 times a day. My heart goes out to this family. Children shouldn't die. I know she is with Jesus in heaven but she was cheated out of experiencing life and that is unfair. UPDATE::: I found out what happened. My sons g-friend is friends with Sherry's best friend. She got off the bus and was talking to a boy she liked on her cell phone, she made it to the second lane when she crossed the street then the first car struck her and she would have lived but the second car struck and drug her. I guess the boy heard alot of it on the phone. So sad and so preventable


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh this is so sad. God bless this family. I can't even imagine their pain. The death of a parent is hard enough God please never let me feel the pain of one of my children leaving me.
Dana you have such a sweet heart doll.You do what you feel in your heart.
love you,Brenda

Sharon said...

This is so tragic and sad. I will pray for her family. She was a beautiful girl. I hope they can add some crosswalks on that street.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

How sad!! How terribly sad! My heart goes out to the parents and your community whose children walk that same street.

Hopefully something is done soon to prevent this from happening again.

Celticspirit said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this. I will pray for her family.

Jane said...

I am so sorry to hear about this. It is always tragic when a young person such as this loses their life in some senseless accident. I am praying for you and her family,