So I’m sitting at my writing nook (dining room table) today. It’s overcast, a little drizzly. I hear a screech of tires – usually no big deal, there’s an intersection behind our house and someone’s always slamming on their brakes. However, this screech was longer than usual, so I look up to see a Toyota pickup sliding sideways down the street behind my house, and before I could even say “holy %&$*”, the truck hit the curb, popped into the air, and flipped onto its roof, just like you’d see in a movie.
Here’s the end result, sitting on my berm:
Two sisters, 18 & 15, were crawling out the side window as my sons and I ran up, not a scratch on them. Both were wearing seatbelts – without them, flailing limbs (and heads) could have been sticking out of a window, with nasty possibilities.
So these girls were unlucky, then lucky, but at least they were smart. I had a long talk with my kids, the oldest less than two years away from getting his license. Seatbelts were mentioned more than once.
Any of you with teens, feel free to pass on these pics. This could have been a whole lot worse.