Thursday, December 3
SEATBELTS SAVE LIVES!!!!!
Please wear your seat belt EVERY TIME you get into a vehicle and don't move an inch until all are buckled up. Bill and I were both working from home today and this afternoon witnessed something very awful, another accident at the intersection south of our house. I was mixing up a cake in the kitchen when I heard a loud noise and the power went out. I looked up and saw out in the field a huge billow of snow and dust and a pickup. I knew the pickup had left the road and taken out the electrical box. I didn't see the other vehicle yet. We were there within minutes. Three men were involved, two were thrown from the vehicle and were lifeless when we approached them. I placed my blankets on the men. Our neighbors were also there. We felt incredibly helpless while we waited for emergency workers to arrive. Bill was able to talk to the one man who was responsive and was able to call his daughter and let her know what was happening. We are most certain the two who died were not wearing seatbelts. What a very sad Christmas it will be for their families. A similar accident happened at the same intersection about two years ago, someone ran the stop sign, and one woman died that day too. I'm not sure when the knot in my stomach will go away but it has put life into perspective once again for us. Please drive carefully and BUCKLE UP!!