The scene of my car crash
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
August 13, 2019 12:02pm CST
I was driving South on Highway 20 through the Gallatin River Canyon, one of my favorite places in the United States. I hadn't known its considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in Montana. I saw some pretty horses in a field to the right and decided to take a picture. I put my turn signal on, braked, and turned a soft right onto the gravel road leading to the gate. Suddenly I felt impact, and saw a car to my right, heading past me and toward the guardrail beside the gravel road. I was relieved to see that the car was traveling straight toward the guardrail, as I knew it would not flip over. It took out the guardrail and two wooden posts holding up the guardrail and came to a stop. The airbag did not deploy. My first question to the lady inside was "Are you OK?" She responded in the affirmative and asked me the same question. She began apologizing and explained that her car had hydroplaned when she saw me braking and tried to slow down. I'll write more about what happened next...the point of this post is to show the pretty picture I intended to take. I ultimately took it as we waited for the Sheriff to arrive. The horses had moved a bit South by this time, so I could not "frame" them through the gate, but I was determined to get my picture. Have you ever been in a car accident? This was my first in the last 30 years...about three light seconds (600,000 miles) of driving.
16 people like this
• Belews Creek, North Carolina
I've never been in a car accident. MrsJ scraped a fender once while driving (back in the dark ages before she had children) and actually broke the front window of her Dad's VW microbus with her head when she was two or three (which, now that I think about it, explains a LOT).
Get yourself examined if you have pain in any part of body in next 24 to 48 hours... I never been a part of car accident as of now. though I need to learn how to drive as I have dashed couple of time to the gate and the wall where I park
• Walnut Creek, California
Thank God indeed. Twice in the past few years, I've looked left before heading through a green light just as a speeding car with a texting driver ran the red to my left. Sixth sense? In both cases I would have been t-boned.
• United States
Yes, plenty of minor fender benders..never my fault fortunately, and one rather unfortunate work related one where I was the driver..3 of us in the van were hurt, and had to go to the ER. Bad judgment on my part, I was a new driver and should have never agreed to drive that thing.