South Whidbey Record


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Avoiding animal was right action

February 4, 2014 · Updated 4:07 PM


I’m writing regarding the story you ran on the front page of the Jan. 29 edition, about the FedEx driver who hit a power pole.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to her for opting to swerve and hit a power pole instead of an animal. I know it cost people money, the cost of the pole and the repair of the truck, among others. But they can be repaired, unlike an animal, who would most likely have been killed. Too many people in this world undervalue the life of an animal and it’s refreshing to find that someone has put a life before that of an object.

I realize that this is not always possible. I also realize that there are times that it is, but not done due to low regard for animal life. I only ask that we all learn to be more aware of the possibility of animals on the road and drive accordingly.

Thank you.



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