This incident happened several years ago.
My husband and I were in the back yard puttering in the garden when we both heard a terrible crash around front....it sounded just like a bad traffic
accident. Metal on metal, a vehicle hitting trees or flipping in the road and grinding against the pavement.
We live on a curvy stretch of back country road, and there had already been several accidents right out front, so we immediately thought that's what
We dropped our tools and hurried around front....Nothing there...No car off the road, no metal that might have fallen off a truck heading for the
dump...Nothing at all, no sign or sound of even a passing vehicle at all.
My husband, who had previously worked as an EMT, was so sure there must have been a wreck bad enough to injure someone, that he checked up and down
the roadway on foot and then jumped in his car to drive 'around the block' to see if there had been an accident on the road that ran around behind our
I returned to my gardening and my teenage son came out to help me....We had barely picked up the tools when we both heard screeching tires and again
the sounds of a loud crash!! I was stunned for a moment, it sounded soooo much like the same crash I'd heard just minutes before! I threw down my
hoe and ran to the front, determined that I would get around the house before the cause of this racket disappeared like the first one!
There was plenty of 'evidence' that time. A semi-sized feed truck had crossed the center line of the road and forced a Camero off into the trees
along the side of the road. When the driver of the feed truck had hit his brakes, another vehicle had rear ended him. I came around the end of the
house in time to see the passenger of the Camero being nearly ejected from the door as it buckled open from the impact!!
Thankfully there were only minor injuries...mostly from the flying glass from the broken windshield and door window. Something of a miracle,
considering that there had been an unrestrained toddler in the rear seat of the Camero, and the man in the passenger seat was almost thrown from the
open door. The child had blood on him, but it was only from the cuts sustained by the two men in the front seats...The poor tyke must have been
terrified, he clung to me till the ambulance attendant convinced him that they would take him to see his mother!
The look on my husband's face when he drove up from the other direction!! It had taken him no more than 15 minutes at most to circle our 'country
block', a distance of about 3 miles... and as if by 'magic' the wreck we'd heard but did not see had materialized while he was gone.
He of course jumped from his car and immediately checked the men and searched the child for injuries...his previous training coming in very handy till
the ambulance could arrive!
We have often discussed this strange incident....Was it some kind of deja vu, a timeslip, a call or warning for us to be 'ready' to help or stop the
Did we manage to change the outcome? I think so, because.....When he left to drive around the block, he had to make a left turn about 300 ft up the
road to make that trip around the block. He saw the Camero coming fast, and still turned in front of it....likely making the driver slow down at
least a bit....if the Camero had been only a
few feet farther along the road, or going just a bit faster when it collided with the truck, how much worse might it have been.....
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