**An update from yesterday. I received 24 comments on yesterday’s post. I had pledged $1 per comment to the Animal Shelter where we adopted our kitty. I know I have a couple of cousins who are too shy to comment, plus a few comments were left on my Facebook link, so I am going to round up the amount of my donation to $35. That’s the cost to adopt, and therefore, we will be “sponsoring” a kitty for adoption. The kitties and I thank you!**
Wednesday afternoon, I had the (thankfully rare) occasion to call 911.
Motor Man and I were driving down a very busy 4-lane divided highway. I was reading the paper, when Motor Man suddenly said: ” wreck!”. Apparently the car approaching us from behind veered across the back end of our car (barely missing us), crossed the median, consisting of a very deep ditch, and went across oncoming traffic. Motor Man saw it all in his rear-view mirror. The car ended up on the shoulder of the road facing in the wrong direction.
Being good Samaritans, we turned around and went back to check on the driver. Another driver also stopped. It seems he had been directly in the path of the vehicle, but fortunately had avoided a collision.
The driver was uninjured, but fire and rescue came to evaluate her condition. She wasn’t sure what happened to cause the accident. Motor Man said her car was airborne at one point, and the accident resulted in a flat front tire on the driver’s side.
What amazed us was the fact that no other vehicles were involved. Look at the traffic in this next picture. There really wasn’t a back-up; the road was never closed except for the right lane. That’s the volume of traffic on this particular highway. And much of it is tractor trailers.
Motor Man gave his contact information to the police officers. As we made the u-turn to continue on our way, I took this photo. It shows the area where the vehicle traveled off the highway, through the median and where it stopped. I added the red arrow to show the vehicle.
It’s easy to see
how lucky she was what a miracle it was that this accident wasn’t more serious.
Being the blogger that I’ve become, not only did I have my camera, but also remembered to take pictures.
It was a reminder. A reminder that things happen quickly, and situations can change suddenly. A reminder to be thankful that this incident didn’t become a tragedy.