Carpe diem & Consequences….in ten sentences

On my second day in Montreal, my parked Ford Taurus was hit by another car, the driver of which was programming her GPS. The cars were totaled, but in both the everyday and grand scheme of things, the accident’s fall-out was minimal: no-one was hurt, we were both insured, and my car was merely a luxury.

Five days ago, Alexandra Dodger – a treasured daughter, granddaughter and friend to so many, a social justice activist, a 27-year old, a human rights advocate, and a recent graduate of McGill’s Law Faculty – was hit by a car while crossing an Ottawa street on foot. The car was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street. In every possible scheme of things, the consequences could not have been more significant: Alex died.

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