Friday, October 1, 2021

First On The Scene


Thursday morning, on my way back home after a post office run, I came upon this scary scene. A young woman was pacing up and down by the truck, which was down an embankment, something not clear from my pictures. So she went off the road, down into a field below and, from the looks of it, the truck must have rolled. The windshield was completely smashed.   


Needless to say, the woman was very distraught, her face was bloody, she was crying. I was the first car at the scene, so I stopped, I called 911 and reported our location and that she appeard injured. She just wanted me to give her a ride to her parents, but I told her she couldn't leave the scene, the police would come soon, and would make sure she was taken care of. 



Soon a local guy drove by and stopped also. Fortunately, he was more able than I to climb down to where she was and to better help console her and try to calm her. Soon the police arrived. The woman said, "I was wearing my seatbelt." The policeman said, "you may not have survived this crash if you hadn't." 



Once things were under control, I asked if it was OK that I leave and the cop said yes. So I drove home, a bit more slowly than usual, and so glad the young woman was going to be fine. 







17 comments:

  1. Wow and wow again! It's good that you came along and could call them and get them there quickly. I survived a rollover It Roll three times in my SUV. I'm glad she was okay and that you were there to help and that somebody came along that went down to control her

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  2. Oh, Lord. Glad she was okay!

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  3. That was a traumatic event for you,too. I'm glad you kept your head and that the driver was fairly okay.

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  4. Gosh Inger - so glad you were there so immediately. You did the absolute right thing and it must have been a relief when the other driver came along and helped, then too once the police turned up another relief. Well done and I hope you've recovered now ... it must have shocked you - which would also occur later on. Take care - with thoughts - Hilary

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  5. I can only imagine how more serious it could have been if she wasn't wearing her seat belt. How fortunate that you were there on the scene to call 911 and that she could be helped. You certainly did your good deed for the day and it must have given you a good feeling. I bet that she will always wear her seatbelt while riding in a vehicle from now onward.

    Hugs, Julia

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  6. That was scary. So glad you were there so soon and could call for help. That is a good reminder to us all to buckle up.

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  7. Thank God for airbags. They save lives. To survive such a crash! The poor girl. I am so glad you stopped and called 911.

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  8. You were the good Samaritan - stopped to help a hurt person.

    When things happen in daylight, there's hope for help. I fell once on the pavement in the late evening hours, unable to put myself on the feet, no phone with me, For about half an hour, which seemed like eternity, no soul seen around on that street.I had time to evaluate that it was my right shoulder that got hurt, so I used my left part of the body to try and get on my feet. I succeeded through moans and groans, and walked straight home. Put ice on the affected shoulder, and only after 2 weeks, with pain and swelling gone away, I went to the doctor. Luckily it was a small fissure; no treatment except some PT needed.

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    1. I'm glad you were able to get up without help and geth home. You are right an accident like this one at night would have been a different story. People have actually gotten killed driving on our road, which as many curves.

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  9. What an adventure! Looking at the truck, it seems that the seat belt did save her life.

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  10. Just a slip off the road and the lady was so fortunate not to have serious injuries. I am sure she was so relieved to have you there, and thank goodness for a phone and cell phone coverage.

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  11. Oh my, what a scary thing to deal with. Thankfully she was wearing her seatbelt and was not seriously hurt.

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  12. That must have been scary. I'm glad you were there to help her.

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  13. How frightening. When I saw the photo my first thought was she must have been wearing her seatbelt to have survived that.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. Wow! that must have been very scary for her!

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  15. how traumatic! even when it doesn't happen directly to us. if she lost control...
    it's good that it happened in the daylight. I can't imagine rolling like that at night.
    bless you both. many people would have just kept driving. you truly ARE a good samaritan.

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  16. wow, good thing u got there and called it in. That happens so often here in the mountains. A lot of rescues with people going over the side. hope she's okay.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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