Flat Land Redneck
Fri. night at 11:00 A pickup truck crossed the center line and hit a U-Haul truck head-on, killing both drivers instantly. This happened at the end of my drive-way. From 1/2 mile the sound of the crash woke me up, my brother was awake one mile away and heard it. Several minutes later I heard sirens stop at the end of my road. That can never be good, so I got up. I saw the blue and red lights from my kitchen window. Around here, out in the country, if there is an emergency, it's all hands on deck until it's determined your help is not needed. When I got there, there was no sense of urgency. Two Deputies had the hwy. blocked and more rescue personnel were showing up to cut the remains out of the badly mangled vehicles. One man was 23 yrs.old the other man was 29 yrs.old, if I'm not mistaken. The Deputies were redirecting traffic through a neighbors yard until an 18 wheeler bogged down and blocked the drive. This is THE hwy. that runs from Columbia to the beach. It being Memorial Day weekend and the Atlantic Beach Bike Rally, there was A LOT of traffic. What a mess. A black dog must have been ejected because it was seen leaving the scene with some injuries. My sister-in-law searched for the dog to return to it's family but was too late. When she found it, it had been hit by another car. It's been a real buzz kill for me this weekend when I think about it. Knowing their families must be devastated. Be thankful for today, for tomorrow is promised to no one. I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.