Thursday, July 27, 2006
I had a wreck.
I shouldn't have worked late today... had I left at my normal time I would have avoided this yo-yo who wasnt paying attention and all would be good. But NOOOO I am a devoted employee and I had things I needed to get done that I didnt want waiting until tomorrow, so I stayed. Traffic was moving along at its normal 70-75mph but in the fast lane was a slow moving truck. So, I moved out to the slow lane, passed him and went on my way. About a mile down the highway, it suddenly goes from a 4 lane to a 2 lane and traffic comes to a stand-still due to the single lanes and a traffic light. I had moved to the single lane and was completely stopped behind a truck when in a split second I looked up in my mirror and I saw this blue truck in my rear view mirror. And I mean he was literally in my mirror it seemed like. Before it could register that 'he's going to hit me'... he'd hit me. The crash was horrifyingly loud. He shoved me into the truck in front of me... and then him into the car in front of him.
After I regained composure, I grabbed my phone and called 911. I got out to check on the guy in front of me... he got out to check on us. Everyone seemed fine, except the dude in the very back... that ran into me. He didnt get out... and remained in his truck for the 35 minutes it took police officers to respond to the call. Thank goodness we have 911! Gee... just imagine how long we'd have to wait if I had to call the real phone number. The girl in the very front (little car) even took off. She decided it wasnt worth the wait. While waiting I got to chatting with the guy that I hit, and it turns out he's an attorney. Civil law... we had alot to discuss to pass the time :)So now I have a crunched up vehicle - front and back. Good news - the dude was insured.