gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4409 posts, RR: 17 Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2754 times:
I just found out that one of my buddy, Joe H who I served and personally knew him during my naval tour in Misawa, Japan recently passed away yesterday who was involved in a head on collision in San Diego last week in Mission Valley. Remarkably, he did survive the crash, but found out via facebook from his family that doctors were performing surgery and Joe caught pneumonia and the Docs could not save his life.
This got me thinking. The driver who lost control of his truck, 70 years old, went across the medium and into on-coming traffic according to the article and struck his car at speeds 50 mph, roughly. My friend who told me said the 70 year old was driving drunk. He could have been drunk or not, so I am not speculating, but the article does not say this. I have read several past new articles where as more and more senior citizens are driving like maniacs and driving under the influence nowadays. I just wanted to let you know, always be safe, because anything can happen.
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4500 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2727 times:
I'm sorry, Kevin.
I think these losses are among the most frustrating and agonizing. Your friend was driving responsibly, minding his own business, when someone crossed the median and hit him head-on. Even the best drivers in the world would have little, if any, chance to properly react. Complicating this is the fact that it seems at first that the guy that crossed the median shouldn't have been anywhere near the wheel of a car, for various reasons. It's a scenario in which any one of us could conceivably find ourselves.
soon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
Sorry to hear...I lost three friends to plane crashes in the last two years, all highly skilled pilots...Life can be grossly unfair at times with no answers. It is a tough position to deal with. Thoughts are with those that have lost loved ones...what a waste...
gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4409 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
Thanks for the prayers. I'm sure his family does appreciate it as well. I am still shocked the fact, that he is gone, but can't imagine what he has gone through and knowing that he is no more in pain. Goodnight y'all.
stratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1701 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2301 times:
Things like this make you realize how your life or someone else can change in the blink of an eye. I have tried and I hope others do too that I try to live my life (maybe not everyday) to the fullest. I am going to see long lost friends now that my mom has passed away. I tend to over analyze things but I need sometimes to just say go for it and just take a trip just for me or do something just for me. I enjoy doing for others but just remember to take time to do things once in a while to make you happy. Life is short and this is proof it could be shorter.