3 Children Boarding Bus Struck By Hit And Run Driver In Brockton
Three children were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Brockton Thursday morning.There's video that accompanies the story that tells a lot more. Like the car was stolen from out of state. And Boria doesn't have a license. She denied even being in the car, even though multiple witnesses - and video surveillance - placed her in the car at the scene. Of course, she also said she didn't know she hit any one.
It happened just after 8 a.m. at the corner of Myrtle Street and Warren Avenue as they were crossing the street to get on the bus.
Yainira Boria, 38, of Brockton was arrested and charged in the accident, Brockton police said. A short-time after the incident, officers found the car involved and spotted Boria nearby at a corner drinking a beer, according to police.
Watch the video. The bus stops. Kids run out to the bus, and she plows right over them. She stops, gets out, then gets back in and takes off. As a parent who has watched his kids get on and off the bus (and sometimes, yes, they don't look for traffic like they should), it is positively horrifying.
Given that it's Massachusetts, they'll probably fine the kids for damaging the vehicle.
People misuse tools. It's a sad fact of life, but it is a fact. When we focus on the tools, like we do after a school shooting, we ignore the person misusing the tool. Even worse, we dehumanize the crime itself - why, if only [certain tool] was more regulated, this never would have happened.
Except it will happen, because we've taken all the blame off the person.
That is all.