We were shocked when my wife spoke to one of her sons about an accident he was in last Sunday.
The phone call you never want to get.
This morning, while I was out cutting the neighbor's lawn and my wife was gone to the library to pick up some magazines that sell used for only a dime each, we got a message from one of her sons, on the answering machine.
She was able to call him back and got the latest news. He had been in a near fatal head-on collision. Another motorist, going against traffic, crashed into him while he was minding his own business, going to his girl friend's work to pick her up. When he woke up in the next morning, he realized he had been near death. He had been unconscious for many hours.
He may not be able to work again as a truck driver and for a long haul national trucking company. It has been a very bad thing for him to have been through all this. We are praying and hoping he will recover. His injuries are bad enough, that in spite of the fact he is back home with his girl friend and he managed to talk to a lawyer today. The settlement will be in his favor. If he wins a lawsuit with the help of an accident and injury lawyer, he will get enough to replace the mini-van he totaled. The man in the car that ran into him was at fault and the problem is, my wife's son doesn't have any way to get hold of him to find out if he is still alive or not.
He drove for many years hauling anything from furniture to pallets of chocolate bars and even military goods from anywhere USA to just about any place on the map and never hardly ever got into an accident, but had some close calls, however, and this past weekend, while just driving his own family vehicle, to run an errand, he ends up in an accident that nearly killed him. This is why people really need to look out for the other guy, and even being a safe driver, we do need to be careful because there are lots of others who drive just out of control like ding bats or chimpanzees.
It's a crazy world out there on the roads of America. Keep your eyes peeled and look out for yourself by looking out for those types who drive like they think it's some kind of video game. Reality is as cold and hard as the concrete and instead of gaining points and a new car after a crash, you get dead and don't get any credits!
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