Lexie Averick Thompson’s letter to the editor on March 31, addressing the habit of pedestrians of walking with the traffic brings to mind an encounter I had with my aunt Pauline. She was the meter maid in Concord years ago. She had tracked me down and was relieved to find that I was still alive. She had read the police log that morning and learned that an unidentified runner had been hit and killed by a motorist. It turned out that the runner who I often saw running with the traffic in the road, had been running with traffic and into the sun. A motorist, nearly blinded by the morning sun, never saw him and that was that.
In my morning excursions, either on a bike or walking our dog, I have seen several runners running with the traffic. I implore each of you to take Ms. Thompson’s letter to heart and recognize that you are pedestrians and not motorists.
Kenneth D. Anderson