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Cross-Country Parents, Share This With Your Kids

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

You may have heard about Conor Lynch, the 16-year-old Notre Dame High School student in Sherman Oaks, CA who was killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday during a cross country training run at 3:45 p.m.

I just read an article in the Los Angeles Daily News about the incident and it broke my heart. The tributes from fellow students and friends on a quickly created “RIP Conor Lynch” Facebook page are so sad.

Of course we all remind our kids to “be careful out there.” But I’m going to ask my 14-year-old son — who runs cross country for his high school and was doing his own practice run at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday —  to read this article so he can see just how quickly a tragedy can occur.

People drive without paying attention sometimes. Kids have their minds on lots of stuff. Things can happen in the blink of an eye. I think we need to share this story with our kids and remind them that they are no match for a car or an SUV.

Our kids will tell us we worry too much. They’ll say they’re careful. But still… Let’s let them know how important this is.