Fatal Distraction –

The temperature is rising, 31c here in the Flathead Valley Montana. And having just returned from a trip in a hot car my mind is returning to an article sent me earlier in the year. Yes, now is the time to link to this article, Fatal Distraction Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake.: Written by Gene Weingarten of The Washington Post.

Here is an extract from a congratulatory piece on winning the Pulitzer. Fatal Distraction is hard to read and at the same time deeply compassionate.

It’s a masterpiece. And it’s brutal. If you’re having a wonderful day, and are in high spirits, maybe you shouldn’t read it. But it’s a deserving winner, (Pulitzer Prize) and while we’ll never know for sure, I personally prefer to believe that this piece (written by Washington Post Staff Writer Gene Weingarten) has already saved many lives. That’s a fine thing to be able to say about a piece of writing!

From a review in The Huffington Post

Thanks to Julius for the link.

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One thought on “Fatal Distraction –”

  1. Thank you for the post. This problem occurred several times while I lived in South Florida. Dogs also can die quickly in an overheated car. Sad, but true.

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