My stomach churned as Trey bolted out of the truck to find out if it was a friend.
Emergency vehicles at a skateboard park always mean something awful.
Unfortunately, it is also usually something predictable.
Someone wasn’t wearing a helmet.
Someones head hit the concrete.
Someone will never be the same again.
The law is posted that one must wear a helmet, but the law is ignored and never enforced.
Experience has informed all that the law is good.
Experience is ignored as well.
Those who remained after the ambulance left resumed skating as if nothing had happened…mostly without helmets.
They mocked the ones who did wear one…while one who didn’t was on the way to a trauma center.
There was much talk about the “right” to allow your head contact with concrete if desire and comfort dictated the need.
Life just went on.
It will continue to go on until the next head hits the concrete.
Foolish and deadly practices will continue despite the wisdom of law and the lessons of experience.
No one will pray.
I really wish these attitudes were confined to the skatepark…
Make your own application…