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    Default Major Accidents -- Drive Carfully!

    It's been raining cats and dogs in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area over the past few days ... good, we need the rain. Looks like it will let up today.

    However, I've seen or someone in my family has seen 3 different majors accidents in the past 48 hours. Drive smart and drive carefully!!!

    1) On my way home from work last Friday night, a Nissan Tital pickup t-boned a small coupe in South Arlington, Texas. I was one of the first cars on the scene after the collision, some people from a nearby restaurant were coming out in the rain to help as I drove over the debris from the wreck. The people were still in their cars.

    The guy in the pickup was driving south at 50 MPH and the little coupe pulled out in front of him. The truck hit them head on, probably didn't even have time to brake. Not that it mattered becuase there was 1" of water on the road and they couldn't have stopped if they had wanted to.

    I pulled over and stopped, other people got to the cars before me. Looked like a young couple in the car, the driver was hurt fairly badly, probably broken legs, pelvis, lots of internal injuries. It took about 3-4 minutes for the police/fire/ambulance to get there.

    2) My wife and son went to see her grandmother in East Texas --- the land where the space shuttle came down in pieces a couple of years ago. On the way back, they got caught in the storm on FM 175 (that's a texas road type -- Farm to Market 175).

    They were traveling north at 50 MPH. A dually truck was traveling south at 70 MPH and fishtailed right in front of her. The rear-end almost clipped my wife's car. She looked in her mirror and saw the truck flip several times and it landed upright in a ditch.

    They turned around and went back to the truk. My mother-in-law is a nurse so she got out to check on them. It was a man, woman and two teenaged kids. The woman looked like she had cracked ribs and some other broken bones like broken legs, etc.

    3) We were at the Costco wholesale store getting some stuff for the new house on Saturday afternoon. I went to take the kid to the car and I heard what I thought was a couple of gunshots. Nope, it was someone in a smaller pickup who probably ran a red light and smacked into a late-model cadillac. (I couldn't tell what type of truck, the front end was crushed in like 3 feet)

    The caddie spun around and hit the minivan behind them, that's how hard they got hit. They forced a caddi to spin around like an ice skater.

    Anyhow, all I have to say is be carefull out there. Know your vehicles limits and pay attention.

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    Just saw #4 tonight. A compact truck pulled in front of a sedan on a major secondary road. Truck looked totaled.

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