What was she texting?
What was the subject matter that could have made her forget she was driving? What was so darn important in that message that her vehicle, as Albuquerque police have noted, swerved out of its lane, over a curb, onto the sidewalk and into a woman walking her dog, dragging the woman under the vehicle for several feet and striking her once more when her body rolled out from under the car?
Kerry Houlihan would surely like to know. She was the woman walking her dog.
She is the woman who would like to walk her dog again someday, would like to walk again, would like to live again the way she did before that Feb. 9 afternoon when everything changed.
“I am completely different now,” Houlihan, 41, said. “My whole life is upside-down.”