One day our little girl and her friend headed across the street to swing at the school playground. When they arrived at the road that separated our house from the playground, our daughter stopped to look for cars. Her friend did not. She ran into the street and was hit by a passing car.
Fortunately the car was traveling slowly. But it hit the girl with enough force that she flew some distance and skidded on the road to a painful stop.
We responded immediately. We made her comfortable, put a cool cloth on her scrapes, called for medical help, and offered words of comfort and reassurance. The healing process was already underway.