Living with the responsibility of causing someone's death

"Why do you think you didn't see him?" I stare at the policeman blankly. "Was it because you were dazzled, perhaps? The driver coming towards you flashed his headlights... "

The other policeman speaks less, but smiles more. They are doing their job, getting the facts. After all, a man has died.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Living with the responsibility of causing someone's death'. Print Edition | Subscribe