Besides being in pain, Strassberger, a transportation planner who used to work for the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, was frustrated. She says that if the same thing happens again she would hesitate to call the police. "The police officer was clearly sympathetic" to the driver, she says. "The attitude is, everybody drives, everybody makes mistakes, and it could have been me. It's easy for the police officer to identify for the driver and not that person that got hit."