Following the tragic car accident that claimed the life of Providence nine-year-old Mitchell Brenner, the Brenner family has taken solace only in the fact that the deceased Mitchell will now know to look both ways before crossing the street.
In a recent statement regarding the loss of her son, Debra Brenner remarked, “this is truly a family tragedy.” She added, “but it’s also a great learning opportunity for Mitchy. He’s learned a lesson he’ll never forget, and we’re grateful for that.”
Mitchell was crossing the street last Wednesday, when a car ran a stop sign at fifty miles per hour and collided with him. The car then sped away and has not yet been identified by authorities.
Commenting on the hit-and-run that killed his son, Daniel Brenner remarked, “I hope they find whoever hit my son with their car.” Through tears, he continued, “Just so I could finally say ‘thanks.’ Thanks for taking the time out of your day to teach my son a valuable lesson about road safety.”
Brenner added, “It’s not every day your child’s life is changed by the magic of a great teacher in a fast moving motor vehicle.”