Police are going to be busy this summer attending to numerous accidents and incidents. (Submitted)

Time to take some precautions

Deadly incidents can happen in an instant

You just get the impression the rest of the spring and the summer is going to be a bad time for incidents and accidents.

Things are already off to a terrible start, with two recent mishaps pertaining to children.

One child died after being left in a car for many hours. While everyone truly felt bad about it, how on earth could this happen?

Two other young children had to be rescued from a mountain in Coquitlam and spent a cold night while their dad went for help after the three of them lost their way on a hike in treacherous terrain.

So many questions start to arise. Why are a six- and a seven-year-old on a hike in treacherous terrain in the first place? They certainly can’t be experienced in such undertakings at that age.

People need to put everything into perspective and use some common sense.

If this continues, rescue crews around the province are going to be kept extremely busy flying emergency personnel into remote areas or plucking people from rivers in dangerous conditions.

Another child fell off a balcony the other day in Kelowna. A woman was pushed off a cliff into Thetis Lake in Victoria. A young man died in an ATV accident up-Island.

This isn’t even to mention what’s likely to happen on our extremely busy roadways.

It goes on and on. It seems everywhere around the Black Press newspaper network, stories are emerging daily of some tragedy or close call. And most, if not all, are avoidable.

We haven’t been subjected to any misfortune in the Chemainus and Crofton areas in recent months so let’s keep it that way. Maybe people in other areas can take notice of our region as how to live without taking any unnecessary chances that endanger their own lives or others.

No one seems to think what could happen and take some precautions. A quick look around and you can clearly see the sad conclusions are happening – a lot.

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