I just need to vent I suppose. but I'd like to start by saying don't let stupid petty hard feelings affect any friendship you have. Life could be so
Last weekend my riding friends and I went camping for a long weekend. We all have 'nice' rigs, horse trailers with full living quarters. 30-45'
on sunday our wonderful campout ended and we headed home, about 2 hours away. We were all 3 traveling together, one right behind the other.
about an hour into the trip a young inexperienced driver in a convertible mustang fully blew through a stop sign and creamed the lead truck and
trailer. So hard they jackknifed then went into a terrifying roll. they rolled 1 and 1/2 times and stopped upside down with the horse trailer on top
of the truck.
I can't stop seeing it happen. To see your friends potentially die is the worst feeling in the world.
It turned out they were alive. the man got out right away but it took crews an hour to cut the woman out of the truck.
1 of their dogs was dead. another was ejected and ran from the scene. the 3rd was in the truck but OK.
We have all gone back to the scene every day looking for the missing dog, passing out flyers, walking, calling, looking. this morning he was found
dead along the road, hit by a car. Such a tragic end.
But God blessed them with minimal physical injuries and the horses are OK .
My other friend and I that witnessed the horrible event are still freaked out. It was her sister, so it was extra stressful for her. And we both
have discussed how horrible we react in a high stress situation like that.
So I just want to say that you never know when you're number is up. make amends, make peace. tell your friends and family you love them. Only the
good die young.
and drive carefully please.
edit on 16-9-2012 by horseplay because: typos