Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mandy Witnesses A Collision

This blog post was written by Mandy and was sent to us in an email by Ian, an Instructor in Mandy’s Creative Writing class at CORE/Labor Source.

The On the Air Incident
by Mandy 

      We were on our way home from KGNU, driving down Iris. We were about three blocks away from my house. A lady (we suspect, but don’t know for sure) was texting while driving. We all said, “Oh my gosh!” when the lady drove onto the sidewalk and ran into a telephone pole.

      We drove around her (she was right in front of us) and parked on the street. Ian ran back to see if she was O.K. Both of her airbags had deployed and her whole front bumper was in someone’s yard. Her windshield was broken.

      Thank goodness we weren’t involved. Another woman on the scene called the cops. I wonder if the woman lived at the house where the bumper slept. I imagine that whoever lived there said, “What the heck?!” when they saw the bumper.

      The driver stood to the side of her damaged car, holding her iPhone and wiping away her tears. We are now more aware of something that can happen if we text and drive. I’m just glad we weren’t involved in the accident, especially since Yeti (our van) is finally fixed.

Mandy writing a story in her room at the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome.


  1. I am glad you are all a-okay!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, Mandy. So important for everyone to keep in mind.