Skip to comments.BLAM!!!
Posted on 09/29/2009 8:57:38 PM PDT by neverhome
...There was this old Buick, a big late 60s road yacht, crammed into the back of the trailer. The man and wife inside were hurt although not terribly so. But behind them was the little Datsun pickup truck (remember those?) that had hit the Buick hard enough to shove it into my trailer. The two girls inside were badly injured. The drivers forehead had been essentially peeled back and the flap of skin was hanging down over her face. I eased it back into place and held it there to slow her bleeding until an ambulance arrived. The other girls legs were bleeding freely, the dashboard having been pushed down on them just above her knees. Both were unconscious...
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Did you consider pinging Blam:)
Well at least he admits that he caused the accident in story #5...
I don’t blam. :-)
Well, I did. Hard to deny it when you just back all over someone poor woman who’s sitting there minding her own business. Besides, she was a great-looking gal.
Hm... that was supposed to say “I don’t *know* Blam. What the heck, it’s late and I’m old.
Purty good stories.
I really liked that story about the guy at the toll booth.
A few weeks ago my son was driving his BIL’s truck to pull a flatbed trailer. He was hit while sitting at a stoplight. The other driver was going 35 MPH and never even touched his brakes. OUCH.
One of the burning questions these days is “Were they on the cell phone when the accident happened?”
Texting while driving is sort of an epidemic. From where I sit up in the truck cab I see it all the time (among other things).
The guy was a complete jerk. Calling me names, etc. I’ve found that making nice with people like him just drives them insane.
Tonight, while driving home from Detroit, I saw a young woman with a cigarette in her left hand, and a talking into a cell-phone with her right hand.
At 75 miles an hour.
Good article! Thanks! Driving cautously, and courtesly is almot a thing of the past!
I backed over a vampire once, but I swear I looked in my rear-view mirror...
Ah. A multitasker.
Spring break I went to Florida to spend some time with my 8 year-old granddaughter. Waiting our turn to travel the one lane available (road paving) a tractor trailer ran into the line of stopped cars going more than 60 miles per hour. He was “distracted” and didn’t see the signs and the lights, etc. My granddaughter and I were the only ones not hospitalized.
I’m impressed with the Chrysler 300 - it has some kind of passenger safety system from Mercades Benz. I knew the car was totalled front and back, but didn’t realize there was full sized pickup truck on the roof until I got out.
WOW A truck on the roof?
There must be some angels with hurt wings. Bet that you wanted to hug that 8 yo granddaughter extra tight these days.
My granddaughter will turn 5 next month. Grandkids are a special gift from God.
Similar incident in Meridian, MS a few years ago. Coming west on I-20 there is a blind hill just before you enter town. Traffic was stopped for construction just over the hill.
A trucker comes through and smashes into the rear of the line because he couldn’t see it in time. Eastbound truckers were screaming at him on the CB radio to slow down, but he didn’t have it switched on. By all reports he wasn’t speeding, but just couldn’t stop in time. Wiped out a whole family. The end of the line was in exactly the wrong place. Doubtful a car or suv could have avoided it either.
Can’t help but wonder why he didn’t take to the ditch. I must assume he just didn’t have time to react. That area doesn’t have much incline so he could have left the road and stayed upright.
A pickup ON TOP of the car? That’s amazing.
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