The recent story of a Moultrie man, Felton McCant, who was stopped for speeding while rushing his son to an Atlanta hospital for a kidney transplant, should cause some of our state health and public safety leaders to huddle on this issue and perhaps come up with a plan that might save precious time which can equate to a precious life.

Certainly speeding is a danger and other lives can be put in jeopardy. It’s a tough call but with clear thinking and wisdom it should not be a dangerously tough call.

What about a police escort once the issue is identified? Perhaps an escort while an ambulance is being summoned to meet the vehicle on up the road. Perhaps even a police, state patrol or county deputy escort from one jurisdiction to the next?

In this particular instance, the child was able to be rescheduled for the transplant and all ended well. But what if it hadn’t ended well?

Now these kinds of incidents don’t happen every day. In fact, they may be very, very rare. But what doe that matter if it’s your child, husband, wife or parent?

This is a case ripe for discussion. As they used to say on the television series Six Million Dollar Man — “We have the technology.”

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