It all happened so fast – Ella was sleeping in the back!
It had been raining since we left Savannah Ga.
Our exit for Rte. 4 was here – to Orlando
We were getting off of 95! Thank goodness –
Those people are crazy zig zagging in and out!
Sherry was driving and I was watching the map quest –
Everyone was going fast regardless of the rain –
But we had stayed in the right lane and about 10 MPH
under the speed limit and our turn was next.
She eased over into the turn lane
There was a big pick up truck in front of us
We could not see beyond him!
All of a sudden his brake lights came on –
Sherry slammed on the brakes
we were not going that fast
we started to slide on the wet pavement
Then there was a boom and I watched as pieces
of his front end started flying out!
He had slammed into the car in front of him –
and we were sliding –
I yelled – ” RIGHT – RIGHT – GO TO THE RIGHT”!
And Sherry did- cutting the wheel –
We slid to the right into the grass
and came to a stop.
We had missed the rear corner of the truck bed
by a matter of feet and inches!
Thank God – it was over in seconds
When he had hit the back end of a Toyota Avalon
He had also gone to his right
Leaving us no way of going around him
So – by going right -we were now facing the side of the highway
and his back end was 4 or 5 feet from
our rear door!
We were very fortunate- it all could of ended right there!
That is as close as you can get!
Thinking back on it – she told me all she could hear is me saying
“RIGHT – GO RIGHT – GO RIGHT “!
And she swung it that way.
Thank you for reading Papa’s World
We made it
And we are blessed
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