Monday, March 10, 2014

Waaaay too close for comfort

May 10, 2014

So, here's the story.  So you can see this picture right?  And see that the front of the truck is aimed at the crosswalk, and that the truck is only a couple feet form the crosswalk.  Well, directly in front of the truck, near that white line is the crosswalk, is where I was.  We were on our way home, when we went into a crosswalk near our house.  The truck was coming from where the light that you can see is and going straight.  On the other side, there was a car turning left.  That car was waiting for us to cross, and instead of watching oncoming traffic, he was watching out for us so he wouldn't hit us.  So as soon as we passed the two lanes, he started to go.  I was about 3/4 of the way through the cross walk when we heard loud screeching of brakes and looked back to see this truck slammed the car at nearly 45 mph.  It ran over th engine, and immediately sheered the front left wheel off of the truck.  As you can see, the impact turned the truck.  The axel where the wheel fell off dug into the ground, stopping the truck, because the brake lines were also sheered.  If that wheel would not have been sheered off, I am afraid that the truck would not have stopped in time, and I would not have walked away from that accident.  The guy driving the truck is actually one of our investigators.  Earlier Friday, we saw him for the first time in a couple of weeks, and he told us about his new truck.  That night, this happened.  He hurt his back in the wreck, and we went and gave him a blessing Saturday night.  He told us that the thing that keeps sticking out in his mind is looking in my eyes as the truck came to a stop.  he said he doesn't want to think about what would have happened if the truck would not have stopped.

So family, I'm grateful today that I am alive and uninjured.  Thankfully, all involved in the wreck are doing well.  The other driver was uninjured.  As our investigator said, "thankfully ti's just material stuff.  cars can be replaced."  I'm thankful for the protection we receive.

Love, Elder Scott Jackson Taylor

Stopped in time!!

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