Thursday, September 11, 2008
On my way back home yesterday afternoon, I almost had a car accident. The road I have to take to go to work is crazy. It is very very scenic but people drive like maniacs on the road. They speed, speed, speed, and tail gate. It doesn't matter if you are in the right lane. They will tail gate you.
Anyways. I was driving in the right lane under speed limit. Minding my own business and nope I was not on the phone. In the left lane, some big pick up trucks and SUVs were zipping by. One big red SUV in the left lane was flying by when it lost control.
I am not exactly sure what happened. I think she was on her cell phone, trying to change her lane and then realized there was someone in her blind spot.
So she veered right on towards me.
I slammed my breaks.
She over corrected herself and went to her left. She missed me. By now, I was on the shoulder of the road.
There is a huge wide green patch between the two way traffic. Sorry I can't articulate today. She was speeding very fast and I don't think applying her breaks. Her car went on the shoulder and then through the grassy patch between the two roads and made a u turn. Right into the oncoming traffic.
I was sitting in my car, on the shoulder, completely stopped. My heart was not beating.
She finally stopped.
And then her SUV rolled over.
I was shaking.
The next thing I knew, all cars pulled over and everyone was running toward the SUV to help the woman.
Everyone was calling 911.
I put on my hazard sign on and ran towards the SUV. By now, there were about 10 people surrounding the SUV. Which was in the middle of the road. Upside down.
But the lady did come out.
I waited for a long long time. But there was nothing I could do. The cops came and then the ambulance. By now the crowd had thickened. Everyone wanted to help. I could barely see anything.
But the lady did not come out.
I stood on the side of the road shaking and praying.
I don't know what happened. All I know is that she zipped passed me and was talking on her cell phone. She was distracted.
What phone conversation can be worth so much?
I don't know what happened to her. She could be dead. Or she could have killed so many people.
I just don't understand.