- Aug 7, 2001
At about 4:00 am I was doing my job delivering newspapers and I was on the opposite shoulder of the road. I stuck my hand out to put a paper in a plastic tube and no more than got my hand in the tube when I looked through the front windshield and saw a car headed for me doing about 60. They slammed on the brakes and swerved in on me but weren't able to slow down enough as we were in the middle of a downpour. Before I could get my hand out of the paper tube they hit the row of mailboxes and tubes that were less than 6 inches from me. I was Reilly stunned for a minute then I got out of my van to look for them because they finally came to rest in a ditch filled with water. It was an older man and his wife. Luckily, they were all right and I was unharmed. We had to wait for about an hour and a half for the highway patrol to arrive. He saw the skid marks on the road in front of my van and thought it was a miracle that I wasn't killed. The news crew arrived before the HP did and interviewed us . My brother didn't know what happened until he saw me on the morning news. He came over and told me I looked like I was wired because I was hyper on camera. Needless to say, i'm just happy that no one was injured and no damage was done. My van was untouched and their vehicle was pulled out of the mud and water and it started right up. I'm just thankful we are alive and i'm able to write about it here.