December 31, 2004. This past New Year's Eve. My dad was just leaving my place. He drove down the street, turned around and was driving up the hill in front of my house while I was shoveling my sidewalk. He was going at a safe speed because the roads were very icy. Just as he was passing in front of me, a young girl driving a pickup truck came "flying" up the street from behind him. I thought OH
NO!!! She was going so fast that she rammed him from behind. The crash and the pieces flying from the vehicle happened right in front of my eyes. It was a very hard impact. I thought I lost my dad. He got knocked out and it took a couple of minutes for me to get him conscious. I finally got him around and rang 911.
Had to have the ambulance etc. come and take him to hospital. Thankfully he only had minor injuries.
Here is his vehicle.
The part that got me angry was the girl was driving way too fast not only for bad road conditions but also above the posted speed limit. She was totally fine though. Once my dad was taken to hospital, I had to comfort her until the police arrived. A couple of weeks after the accident, we were in touch with the girl to ensure she was okay. She felt so bad and apologized for what she did. But - not only was she driving too fast, the real reason was her front windscreen. Look at her truck in this pic.
That's right - she had not cleared off her windscreen from the snow. But it all worked out fine. Thankfully she is okay and my dad is okay. We helped her deal with the situation over a couple of visits and she is okay to drive now. It was just a stupid mistake on her part.
That was the first time I actually witnessed an accident directly in front of me and what made it worse was it was my dad. There's my story.