Friday, October 23, 2009

Odd Drive Home

It's a fuzzy cell phone picture, but this is the scene of a double-fatal accident on Highway 49 this evening. I encountered it on my way home. It appears that a truck ran into the back of another car and spun it off of the road. The driver of the truck was transported and was not doing so good, from what I was told. I am not sure which car the fatalities came from... My prayers go out to both families.

This was actually the second wreck I encountered on my 15 minute drive home. The first did not have any ambulances, so hopefully everyone was ok. It was on Highway 358.

FINALLY, the oddest thing of the night came over the radio scanners in the StormTRACKER. A couple had called the Sheriff's Department after finding a toddler in the middle of the road on Highway 141! It's 11:00 PM on a very rainy night and we have a toddler on the highway.... There are several things I want to say, but I won't. I'm sure you have the same feelings.

There are families in deep pain tonight. It really makes me appreciate the family I have and makes the little things I worry about seem silly.

By the way, as of right now... the toddler is riding around with a Greene County deputy. He's trying to tell them which house is his.


Edit- This morning I learned that the victims in the accident were young. For some reason, seeing young people die is harder. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Candace Scott and Tyler Tritch. Also, Seth Tripod was transported to the hospital. I'm not sure about his condition at this time, but please pray for him and his family. Seth graduated from GCT last year and was the starting QB. I've met him several times while shooting football for GCT. Good kid.

Rain is to blame according to the State Police report.


Chrystal said...

Well, I will say it. The parents of said toddler oughta have the mess knocked out of them! I will say a prayer for the families of the victims.

Anonymous said...

i agree with crystal unrestraned un supervised kids are the most tragic things that happen in accidents i work for an oginazation who enters stuff like this type of child neglect in to the database and it makes me realie that more people need to take care of thier kids