I’m probably not superstitious but maybe I should be.
Friday, a friend stopped at a 4 way stop, stopped, then proceeded into the intersection and another vehicle coming didn’t stop for their stop sign and they all came so close to colliding but there was not an accident.
Monday, Addie’s school bus had an accident. It wasn’t serious and no one as hurt but it scared one little girl!
I should have remembered things happen in threes and maybe I should have waited til tomorrow to drive to MO.
I made it through Oklahoma City and Tulsa just fine . . with the regular traffic issues. Then I got to Joplin, took the 249 bypass, not expecting any trouble. The speed limit is 70 mph and I was driving along 69, 70, maybe 71. I went to pass the car in front of me and about the time I was even with her, she started to head over into my lane. I glanced over at her and then when I looked up, there was a car going the wrong with on the divided highway and I guess the driver next to me was trying to decide which way to go to get out of his way. I slammed on my brakes so hard that they screamed and probably left skid marks. I went over onto the shoulder and partially onto the grassy median. Thank goodness, the other lady moved over to the right shoulder and the guy going the wrong way went right between us. Thank goodness this wasn’t an area where they had concrete barriers (road construction) and we had places to go to get out of his way.
It scared me so badly that I had to fight back tears and calm down before I could even call 911. The only thing I could tell them was that it was a white smaller SUV with a man probably in his 50’s driving.
I could see cars behind me moving over to the shoulder and some even going into the median so I have no idea what happened after he passed us. I looked at the Joplin news outlets and didn’t see anything about an accident caused by a wrong way driver. I hope everyone got out of his way and he got straightened out before hurting someone.
It was definitely the most frightening things that’s ever happened to me in my 50 years of driving and I’ll be real happy if nothing like that ever happens again.
I’m happy to be in MO and off the road and with that special little girl!!