Saturday, September 11, 2010
Almost Had a Bad Wreck!
We were driving the motorhome down I-95 near Palm Beach yesterday. We had just switched drivers at a rest stop so Chris could get some work done while I drove. It had been raining on and off for a couple of hours so the roads were wet. Traffic was getting heavier as we neared the city. We were chugging right along in the far right hand lane going 55 Mph. Out of nowhere, a small car pulled into my lane and slammed on his brakes! So I smash our brakes to the floor. Things start sliding all over the motorhome. All of a sudden another small car comes sliding sideways from the opposite side of the road across the median and four lanes of traffic! He spun in a donut and somehow landed safely in the grass on the right shoulder without hitting any cars on his way across! Still the first car was in front of me with his brakes on and we're not going to slow down in time! If we hit we'll crush him! I laid on the horn. Now, Chris has always made fun of our motorhome's horn as being "squeaky" but I promise there was no squeak this day. "NNNAAA! NAAAA!!" it sounded like a fog horn! Luckily the car got the message and pulled off to the shoulder and we were able to pass safely. Besides some things moving around in the cabinets and all of us getting shaken up we're fine. The motorhome is fine, the Jeep is fine. It's a happy ending for what could have been a really horrible wreck! Of course it all happened in the blink of an eye and really its just really wonderful that everyone made it out okay!