Freedom to drive means responsibility


Gazebo Photo by Madeline Davis

I ran into Jonathan Siegel a few weeks ago.

But not in a good way.

I was approaching the red light between Foster and Tucker roads. I was headed for the turning lane in my white Honda Pilot.

The light turned green, and the line of cars started to move. However, they were moving slower than I anticipated.  I hit the truck in front of me from behind.

I instantly felt terrible about the whole accident. I got my driver’s license just five months ago.”

— Kate Wimberly

We both pulled over to the side of the road to check on the damage.  As soon as the driver got out, I immediately recognized him.

It was Jonathan, and this time he wasn’t standing on stage at the auditorium on Monday morning telling a joke and reading the announcements.

I instantly felt terrible about the whole accident.  I got my driver’s license just five months ago. It was the first time I had ever been in a wreck.

Personally, it was not a scary experience, just awful that I was the one to cause it. But Jonathan was really nice about the whole thing.

The left side, of the front of my car was pretty messed up. Neither cars got totaled but both were in the shop for a couple weeks.

The freedom that comes with driving is great. But I quickly learned it comes with responsibility.