I am not sure if this was one of the girls flip flips or not, but it was on the sidewalk of the scene of the accident. I learned of its existence through a friend who sent me a link to the story on the Pensacola News Journal. The article on the website had a photo of the shoe accompanying it and I knew I had to go photograph it and dedicate it to Shakuriyah Jenkins.
I am a few days late doing this report as it has been Easter weekend, and I just didnt want to post such a sad post. But on the eve before good friday a real tragedy struck not far from where we live,on a section of road we travel quite frequently. Two girls were pushing a double stroller across a street around 8pm and were struck by a motorists in the middle of the road killing a 1 year old baby girl. The girl was Shakuriyah Jenkins. The other baby and the girls were not seriously harmed.
While this is tragic, I cant help but think it could have been avoided. What were 2 young girls, 15 and 17, doing in the middle of a very busy 4 lane road with a babies in a stroller at night? But who am I to judge, I wasnt there, and I don’t live there. Maybe this is a place a lot of people cross the street everyday without incidence. It is sad to have a little life snuffed out so senselessly.