CNN PRODUCER NOTE Tim Durkan was walking home through the streets of Seattle on the evening of April 19 after photographing Sakura-Con, an anime convention, earlier in the day, when a BMW ran up onto the curb and started driving erratically down the sidewalk. Durkan says the car narrowly missed him and other pedestrians. But before the driver could get away, Durkan photographed it plowing through the sidewalk. He called the police immediately afterwards to inform them of the situation. As far as he knows, the driver got away. 'I felt very fortunate that I was paying attention instead of texting or fiddling with my phone. I wondered if the girl that was just a few strides in front of me was ever aware of her good fortunes,’ he said. ‘Even a few seconds can make a big difference and I truly believe we should all live our lives as if the next moment may be our last.'
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer