Here is our next installation of Truth or Fiction, again we have three situations but this week two are true and only one is False, tell me which one you believe is totally made up because truthfully one is completely False.
Car wrecks and driving mishaps we have all had, and needless to say there is a lot I can tell you on this subject.
The first one I remember happened when I was about four years old, my Mom was pregnant with the older of my two sisters, and what I remember was sitting in the back seat when all of a sudden there was a loud crash and glass was flying everywhere.
Then we were standing in the dark along side of the road, the top of the car was crunched and the windows were broken out, next we were at a hospital, I was sitting next to Mom and she was holding my little brother Norm, she had cuts and scratches on her arms and someone was saying "all that glass put his eyes out" there were a pair of mens dress shoes sitting on the floor in front of us and I remember looking at the glass inside of them.
That's the memories I have of what happened over fifty three years ago, from the stories I’ve heard since then, we were at a family event and were on our way home late at night, the car was full of relatives and while passing through the mountains a deer jumped off the mountain and landed on the roof of the car, possibly being chased by hunters is but one of the many guesses.
All I know for sure is that a large deer landed on our car, all the glass did blind a friend of the family who was in the front seat, and when Sissy was born she had little marks on her face that looked like she had been cut, Mom said the crash had marked Sissy, and if you look close those marks are still there.
Sissy never was a good driver, just ask anybody, anybody but Sissy that is. Do you remember the My Buddy dolls? She had bought one for her son and laid this doll on top of her car while unloading groceries from the cart, needless to say she forgot the doll and scared most of the people in the Winn-Dixie parking lot as she drove away with the doll still on the roof.
She always worked third shift at the mill, and she never was a slow driver, one morning after taking on a twelve hour shift she was hurrying home for some much needed rest, I don't think there is a straight road where we grew up, and a sleepy person vs. a curvy road doesn't always work.
Sissy was about halfway home when she dozed off entering a curve on Highway 178, a car coming the other direction laid down on the horn and slid off the road, Sissy woke up and regained control of the car, but while looking in the mirror she went off the other side, the road had straightened out but she didn't.
She plowed straight through a row of mailboxes, without completely stopping she got back onto the pavement while it was still raining mailboxes behind her, she made a run for her house never realizing the car she had nearly hit was now turning around and was in pursuit.
She pulled into her driveway and went inside, just as she closed the door a Pickens County Sheriff's deputy pulled into her yard right behind her car, "what the hell is wrong with you!" he said as she opened the door.
You just ran me off the road and took out a row of mailboxes over on 178, I just got home from work, what makes you think I did anything wrong? He pointed to her car at the mailbox sticking out of her grill.
This was a costly mistake for Sis, I never did get the exact list of tickets he wrote her, but I know that she lost several points from her license, and was on the “payment plan” with the county for quite a while, when asked about it now she says “never lie to the police, and don't drive when you are sleepy.”
When the kids were teenagers Tim had gotten into a minor accident that was his fault, the judge gave him the option of taking a defensive driving class and having his ticket dismissed, or paying the ticket and losing points on his license, he chose defensive driving.
The evening before the class Cindy said she would drive Tim out to the college and show him where he was supposed to go, our soon to be daughter in law Elisa went along for the ride.
The speed limit on Norris street is forty five mph, and approaching the intersection where she was supposed to turn, Cindy saw two police cars with their overhead lights flashing behind a car that had been pulled over on the opposite side of the road.
Cindy said it was like all hell broke loose just as she got even with the police cars, the next thing she recalled was the smell of sulfur and everything looking weird, she couldn't feel her legs and three airbags had deployed, Tim was screaming "Mom are you Ok!" while he and Elisa were climbing out of the van.
One of the local County Commissioners had stopped in the road and was talking to one of the officers, they say Cindy hit the back of his Lincoln at about forty five mph, she never saw his car, Elisa said she saw it just as it appeared in the headlights and his lights were not on, of course he said otherwise and Cindy couldn't prove anything because his taillights were now gone.
Cindy was ticketed with "driving too fast for conditions" even though she was driving the speed limit and "failure to yield right of way" the commissioner was not injured but Cindy had injuries to both legs, the paramedics had to wait while the officer wrote her tickets before placing her in the ambulance, Tim walked up, leaned on the officers shoulder and said "It'll probably be alright if I just wait for Mom before I take my defensive driving class"
The same judge Tim saw threw out both of Cindy's tickets, said Cindy had been through enough, our insurance did have to fix both vehicles and we still think the commissioner had no business there in the first place.
Now this week two of the situations are true and one is completely made up, let me know which one you think is False, everyone who picks the false situation will be added to the True Winners section.
1- The Deer Hits The Car
2- Sissy Hits The Mailboxes
3- Cindy Hits The Commissioner
When was your first car accident?