Jake's workplace was just across the street when he stopped dead in his tracks. He had forgotten something, something he couldn't put his finger on...
"Oh right ! Emily's note !"
His girlfriend always left a note in the morning where she reminded him of things he might forget. She knew how absent-minded he could be. He was such a scatterbrain, always lost deep in thoughts, in his own world.
After turning his bag upside down, he finally found it. He read it while walking, as he was already late:
"Don't forget to look both ways before crossing the street !" He looked up just in time to see the car hitting him.