I always wondered what would happen if I had to rush to the hospital to see a loved one before he or she passes only to be followed by a cop. Would I stop and explain the situation? Would I continue to drive to the hospital and then talk? How would the officer react? Would the police think that I’m lying?
In the story below, an NFL player rushed his family to the hospital to be with his mother-in-law before she passes. He ran a red light and didn’t pull over until he got to the hospital, and he stayed behind to talk to the officer as his family rushed in. Nurses came out to try to persuade the officer to let the man inside, but the officer didn’t budge, and he missed his mother-in-law’s passing.
Read the story here – it even includes the dash-cam video where you can hear both men talk.
I wonder if this would even be news if this guy wasn’t a “celebrity.”
On a side note, I remember rushing to the hospital to be with my mother before she passed. This one guy in a tan Chevy just wouldn’t let me over or pass him. He had no idea I’m sure of why I was trying to get by him, but that moment still sticks in my mind, and it has made me a bit more of a sensitive driver because I have no idea what’s going on in someone’s head as they drive – I just give them the benefit of the doubt.
Forgive him Father for he knows not what he has done.