T. Rees Shapiro and Justin Jouvenal deserve a “well done” for their story on the tragic and untimely death of the beloved principal, Kathleen Hwang. As difficult as these stories are for the community, ensuring that the reader knows where the victim was, what they were wearing, what they were doing and who was at fault are critical parts of the story.  If we read enough times that the victim was not in a cross walk, was wearing earbuds, etc., we will eventually come to realize that we as pedestrians have a duty to be visible and engaged in our safety. The focus of pedestrian safety needs to be on personal responsibility as well as engineering and driver responsibility.

Bill Mooney, Olney