In Texas, a fourteen-year-old is legal to drive under supervision of a responsible adult. The thirty-eight-year-old man with the child was not a responsible adult.
It's an odd feeling. I wasn't afraid I was going to die, I just knew I was dead. It was very calming, and aside from the thought of that report I was supposed to write, no, my life didn't flash before my eyes. Or maybe it did and I fell asleep. I dunno.