Love Overflowing

Honesty and doing the right thing

on November 14, 2008

Yesterday I was behind an accident on the highway. Right behind, dodging junk flying at me. Thank God Emily wasn’t with me otherwise she would have some new words in her vocabulary.

I was on my way to the vet, running behind as usual. One and a half exits away- I was almost there. Or was I? I saw a dump truck driver change lanes, no signal, and hit the car right in front of me. It was like it was in slow motion. I tried missing the hubcap but couldn’t manage due to cars in both lanes. I hit it. I pull over to the side of the interstate (a scary place I might add) to check my car. The driver of the hit car comes over and thanks me profusely for pulling over. Nobody else did. It’s a shame. He tells me a little about himself and I am truly sad it had to happen to him. Shouldn’t have happened to anyone but he did not need any more thrown at him.

So we wait. And we wait. I miss my vet appointment. Throws a whole wrench into the rest of my day. I am supposed to pick up Emily at her grandparents but I was sitting on the highway. Waiting. Finally the police show up, get my information and tells me I am free to go. The gentleman in the car waves at me as I cautiously pull away. He is genuinely thankful.

I believe everything happens for a reason. Maybe I was running behind so I could be witness to the accident; I don’t know. Mabye it was so I wasn’t the one that got hit. I do know that I did the right thing. I don’t expect a pat on the back or kudos for it. I am just sad that no one else took the time to stop. Yeah, it messed up my afternoon and evening. Caused Emily to get to bed 2 hours late but it was worth it.

Had I not stopped, it would have been the dump truck driver’s word against the driver of the car. And the dump truck driver was/is not an honest person. I spoke to the insurance company of the gentleman that got hit today. The dump truck driver is changing his story and saying that he is not at fault- the other guy hit him. I cannot believe that.

Thank God I was there. Hopefully, I will be able to save that poor guy any extra stress by being a witness. My prayers go out to him and the personal battle he is dealing with now. And thank God no one was hurt.

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One response to “Honesty and doing the right thing

  1. Tiffany says:

    Wow, that is crazy! I guess things really do happen for a reason…. Maybe one day I can find the reasons for my personal life! Love ya!

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