Jan 19, 2011 - 5:04 am
Hi Friends, This is not a cancer related post, but at the moment I did not know where else to go. This morning, on my way to work at 3 am, I passed a car accident. A young man had hit a telephone pole and landed in the opposite lane facing traffic. I passed by, turned around, and went back. My little voice kept saying to go back. He was awake and on his cell phone. I asked if he needed help..no, help was on the way. Was he okay...yes. Another car pulled up with two young men. I said the man in the wreck told me he was okay. We both left. As I was driving away I listened for sirens or looked for police. I saw noe. At no time did I even have that urging to do anything else for him. I did think that because his headlights were not on, someone might not see him while driving up in that lane. Well, I got to work..I work in a hospital..and an hour later they brought in a trauma case. Yes it was the young man. I went to the ER and the nurse told me he had been hit head on by another car. His father had been talking with him and I beleive, coming to get him at the time. Another car was driving in that lane and hit him head on after I left. The woman simply did not see him. The young man was killed by trauma to his heart.
I have been haunted with the thoughts of what if...if I had only stayed and left my car lights on. If I had called 911 also. Maybe this young man would still be alive.
The young man was 25. A veteren who had served in Iraq and was newly married.
My heart is broken over this. And after all that has happened to me these past 4 years, it pales in comparision to this. I could have prevented this accident if I had only stayed there. MAy God forgive me for this. Thank you all for listening. Cindy