Thursday, September 11, 2008

All it takes is a moment.

On my way to the fair this afternoon, an accident happened right next to me. I was stopped at a red left turn when I hear smashing noises and then see a man and a motorcycle sliding out in front of me. The man stopped when he ran into the tire of a car. For a split second I couldn't process what I'd just seen. It's amazing how quickly your life can change.

I jumped out of my car and was quickly at the man's side trying to talk to him and tell him he was going to be okay. There was suddenly a swarm of people around, three or four were attempting to reach 911 and another came up next to me and told me he was a EMT of some sort. "Was anyone else hurt?" says a voice. It didn't even occur to me to look around at what had happened. As I look back I see that three cars are bumper to bumper and the last car is pretty smashed. Everyone says they are okay. After the EMT dude took over, all I knew to do was pray. So I did.

Eventually, we found out the man's name is Sean. Not five minutes later the rescue team showed up - they were four blocks away Praise God! At this point my car was blocked in by some other drivers headed the other direction who had stopped, so I just waiting around and kept praying. I was finally able to leave, but since I had my camera I took a few shots first.

As far as I could figure out, the third car (far right in the first photo)didn't see the motorcycle and tried to change lanes and hit Sean, but swerved back - hitting the car in front of him. You can see in the photo that the left side of the car is smashed but only the right side of the car hit the car in front of him. I'm pretty sure Sean's body is what smashed the driver's side of the windshield.

As I continued to pray as I left the scene, God gave me a peace that Sean was going to be alright. I still wish there was some way of finding out how he's doing tonight.


  1. im glad you are ok. sounds like God is watching out for sean.

  2. And this is why I will never get on a motorcycle.