Now I can’t sit here and say that I’m the world’s greatest driver. If I’m in a rush and you’re in my way, I will go around you, even if it’s going over double yellow’s. But this morning I drove by an accident that involved a tractor trailer that pretty much jackknifed, ended up swinging around facing oncoming traffic, took out a roadside barrier, and almost ended up sliding down an embankment onto a road underneath the bridge he was going on, right next to a factory for Walmart around the time third shift ends.
I haven’t seen anything like that before, EVER. It really jostled me, especially because I did that this winter, but I managed to swing my ass back around, just miss a car that was sliding towards me trying to avoid me, and get back going the right way. This guy, however, did not. I think it held up traffic at a standstill for at least the space of three exits. And the thing that kills me (hah, yeah.) is that I missed this truck doing all this by about probably five or ten minutes.
If I had left my house any earlier, I would have been there right when it happened. Goes to show what not destiny, but I guess fate deems huh? Now that I’m on the highway everyday, I see all sorts of things that just blow my mind when it comes to driving. In a way I’m glad, because my reflexes behind the wheel of a car are phenomenal thanks to having to deal with jackasses who think they know what they’re doing behind the wheel of a car, truck, sitting on a motorcycle, whathaveyou. But it just blows my mind at how FAST things in your life can change or end. Just...like......that.