It was on BC Family Day. I was proceeding south on 227th Street to the crosswalk near the Red Robin restaurant. A man in a motorized wheel chair wanted to cross west. It was less than half block north of Lougheed Highway.
I came onto the crosswalk just as the man came off the sidewalk. I failed to see him before he came off the sidewalk because he was not in my line of sight.
He was very angry, I suppose, because I had not stopped for him. I am sorry he was angry.
Pedestrians are supposed to have the right of way, but there must be a goodly measure of common sense. Pedestrians must make sure a driver can or does see them. If not, then an accident can so easily happen with disastrous results for the pedestrian. The very last thing I want to happen is to hit a pedestrian.
I apologize to the man that I did not stop. But he should take more care for himself. At age 85, I, too, am getting near to the elderly stage in life, and I am ever so careful when I step off a sidewalk.
Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge
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