You are driving on a straight road with parked cars to your right. It’s busy, many cars some hard to see around. Some are very big and you cannot see through or behind them.
Suddenly a 13-year-old child steps our directing into your path of travel.
The child is going 0 km/h.
You are travelling at 50 km/h.
You slam on your brakes as you swerve into the head-on lanes.
Luckily there is no car in the head-on lane.
You just miss the child by moving into the head-on lane and stop.
If you had kept the car straight, for sure you would have hit them because your braking didn’t stop the car fast enough.
When did you see the CHAIN of events?
When did you see the child?
As they stepped out in front of your path?
As they moved between the parked cars seeing their feet under the car or seeing their head through the car windows?
As they crossed the sidewalk moving towards and between the parked cars?
As they crossed quickly across the front yard into the sidewalk and between the cars?
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