You know how you look at something and it make you stop and think how lucky you are, well for me it a picture on our fridge, it of our Daughter Nikki’s car, it was taken seven years ago, by the towtruck driver, who come to her accident to tow the car away, the same man took the numberplate off the car and give it to her to keep because he didn’t believe she was standing in front of him a live with just a cut on her arm. Nikki still has the numberplate.
Many people have said I should take the picture down, but I won’t, every time I see it, it tell me just how lucky I am to have a daughter, people who come to the house ask what happen, and I tell them, most say it was a long time ago why don’t you take it down, my reply is always the same,” it is staying right where it is”.
The accident was just that an accident, the front tyre blow, there was no speed, drink or drugs, it was just an accident. But if seeing that picture make one person stop and think about what they do when they get behind the wheel of a car, then the picture done it job.
So many people are dying in car accidents, and they are not all young, some are older enough to know better, but yet the killing on our roads goes on, it like people don’t care, how do we make them care, I don’t know.
How do you stop someone from drinking, taking drug and driving or from speeding on our roads? The Police can’t stop them, how can they, the only way for the Police to be able to stop them would to have an Officers outside every house, shop, hotel in the world.
Maybe some of these people need to get the phone call I got and so many other people have gotten to say there been an accident and someone they love has been hurt, maybe that the only way they will stop doing stupid things in car.
In Magnet we had a Police officer, who was in his late twenties and he had even at that age been to so many accidents, he use to say that part of everyone learning to drive, they should seeing what damage a car could do, he thought people should be made to visit place like rehabilitation hospitals, is that the way to go, I real don’t know, all I know is it sickness me to see so many white cross along the side of our roads, and yes I know that some of the cross are from just plane accident that no one could have stop , but so very many are not, a lot are from people doing stupid things like driving drunk and the really sad part is a lot of the time those hurt are not even in the cars they are just innocent bystanders.
I have been Bless in more way then one both my kids have walked away from accidents, so many family have not been so lucky, and yes I know the pain of losing a Brother to a stupid car accident and I would not wish that pain on anyone, for it change you and your family for every.
S.M. Mac Arthur ©