accident today - drive safe.
this is in 'off topic' because it was not AS related. however, today as i was working on the AS, i hear a loud crash - an accident on the main road just outside our neighborhood. i assumed it was a fender bender, til i heard "help!"....
a lady in a minivan had a head on collision w/ a guy in a lexus. the guy in the lexus was pissed about his car - was bleeding, but walking around and ok. the lady in the van was the one screaming for help. she was pinned in - her leg was stuck.
people were just standing around LOOKING... a bystander had called 911, so i just talked to her to try to keep her calm and her mind occupied until the paramedics could arrive. she kept saying... "my husband, my kids..." I got her home phone and someone called her family. her second concern was her work - she was a census worker and she was concerned about her 'books' which she said were confidential. i dont know how bad the damage was to her leg. her arm looked pretty nasty. the fire dept had to cut her out of the car and medevac'ed her out.
across the street, the man was just pissed he had totaled his lexus.
this stuck with me today. it also made me drive home a lot slower. i wanted to yell at the man - I wanted to say, "things are not important!! PEOPLE are!! stop worrying about your stupid car and see if the person you hit is o.k.!!"
so if you read this, i want to remind you - drive safely.
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