The man who emailed me was bothered by the scene. Several paramedics tended to the injured runner, while police officers went about investigating the crash scene:
"Over the next 20-30 minutes, with all the police, fire and EMTs there, I kept seeing a haunting site, the young woman driver...wailing, sobbing...sitting under a tree bawling....I did not see any females. I know it's a male-dominated world in your business, but it did strike [me] as sad that there was no one for the young woman....I understand the focus is on immediate response. But seeing the young woman under the tree was a pretty sad human sight. She needed to be hugged, held, and calmed down."
The picture he painted put a lump in my throat. I certainly agreed that it was sad no one was there for her. I replied to his email, and asked how he, his wife, and at least one other person who witnessed the crash could stand by and watch this young woman in emotional distress for 20 or 30 minutes without anyone stepping forward to hug her, console her, and help calm her down. I don't think that was his point, but that's how it struck me.