17 May 2009

crazy, just crazy

Yesterday I was nearly cut off by a big SUV who was aggressively trying to pull into very heavy traffic at a notoriously dangerous little stretch of busy road...they ended up behind me. I glanced in the mirror & then did a double take...it looked like two sets of hand on the wheel, one adult & one child. But I was sure I must be seeing things, right?! The windows were lightly tinted, but it it really looked like a child on the driver's lap.
The SUV pulled onto the interstate behind me, so I moved over but slowed down enough to let them catch up beside me - sure enough, a baby less than two was sitting on the driver's lap, "helping" steer. My heart sank & then raced. I called 911 (hand's free) and reported it, something I've never done before.
Who in the world would do something like that? So stunningly nuts and sad.

4 comments:

Laurie said...

So glad you reported it and I hope a big mean cop/parent pulled them over further down the road. What an idiot!!! Unfathomable.

Elizabeth Gallo said...

WHAAAAAT???!!! Where was this?

DoulaMomma said...

starting on vauxhall by gas stations & then onto 78E

Sarah said...

holy crap. so sad! i feel for that child, whose parent/s may have other, uh, "parenting mishaps" goin' on. not to mention the other people affected by said mishaps. :(