Rough end to a nice trip

United States
October 16, 2015 11:19pm CST
On my way home from visiting my sisters in New Mexico, about 25 miles away from home, I had a tire blow out. Talk about scary, I had a semi truck behind me, I don't know how he didn't hit me. There was no place to pull over, I had to squeeze as much as I could on the shoulder of the road. I was worried someone was going to hit me from behind. Thank goodness two good Samaritans (my guardian angels) stopped to help me. They changed my tire and had me on my way. I was so glad to be home safe and sound. Have you ever had a tire blow out on you?
5 people like this
5 responses
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
17 Oct 15
I have and it really was scary. Fortunately for me, we were in a neighborhood and had just turned the corner so we were going slow. I'm glad that you were able to get help and arrived home safe.
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Oct 15
It's something I hope I never experience again.
1 person likes this
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Oct 15
@lilnana1111 I hope you don't either. You were just lucky that no one was hurt.
@boiboing (12423)
• Northampton, England
17 Oct 15
Thankfully I have a car with 'run flat' tyres but I've had flats in the past and it's no fun at all.
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Oct 15
I've never heard of those tires, but I think that's a good idea.
@boiboing (12423)
• Northampton, England
18 Oct 15
@lilnana1111 they have a lot of benefits but they are really expensive.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
17 Oct 15
You are the second mylotter on the same day to have a flat tire and two good Samaritans who stopped to help. It seems it was a lucky day.
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Oct 15
I don't know who the other person is that had a flat tire but I'm glad they are ok, I wouldn't wish this on anyone.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
18 Oct 15
@lilnana1111 I know that this is a nightmare, it happened to us more than once. The worst was when we were vacationing on the Island of Aruba and the tire went flat on a deserted area of the Island. We were so happy when after more than two hours two American tourists decided to visit that same area and helped.
@valmnz (12759)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 15
Not for a long time. That must have been really scary. Glad you are safe.
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Oct 15
Thank you, yes it was very scary.
1 person likes this
• United States
17 Oct 15
bless yer heart! bet'cha were jest terrified. thank the stars somebody came to yer aid in quickly. yes ma'am, i've had 'em 'fore. last'un was pullin' a huge horse trailer loaded with ponies. not fun gettin' all that weight stopped safely 'n e'en less fun to get'er to where i could change the danged thingy. 'course the petrified horses inside didn't help much...
1 person likes this
• United States
18 Oct 15
I was there for about 45 minutes before someone stopped, he was going the other way and saw me, so he made a u-turn and came to help, thank goodness. One guy directed traffic around us as the other changed the tire.
1 person likes this