Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Bit Shaken

I went to the pharmacy early this afternoon to pick up Harvey's meds for the next month and while paying for them happened to look up and out the window to our main street.

To my shock and horror I saw two people being hit by a half ton truck!!! These people were in a new cross walk constructed in the middle of the block. While I stood there in horrified silence with memories bombarding my brain, some men ran in to get supplies to try and help the victims. I shook off my horror and helped the ladies in the pharmacy gather what we thought would help, gauze, sterile pads, and the like, loaded them into the men's arms and waited for the ambulance to arrive.

The victims were in their 60's so around my age and generation. I hope they are both okay as it took awhile for the ambulance, fire department and the police to free one of them from under another car. You see the force of the impact drove one victim under another car and pinned them there.

The memories that bombarded me at this time come from my daughters death. She was riding her bike and was struck by a car. Said car drove right over top of her and the bike and traveled another 500 yards up the road. I came upon her lying in the road with people working on her and I will remember that sight for as long as I live.

Please remember to tell those you love that you do love them because you never know when they might not be around.

God bless.

4 comments:

johnnyjumpsup said...

Oh Jackie, what a horrible shock and one that brings back so many sad memories for you. I'm not surprised you are shaken up. Take care. Hugs from me.

Maggie said...

oH no Jackie, That is horrible all around. I will send up prayers for the victims as well as for you.

bj said...

I am so sorry this happened to those people...I pray they will be ok.

Barbara M said...

Jackie, I am so sorry that you had to witness this accident and that it brought back such terrible memories. Prayers for you and for those injured.