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    Things happen...

    Some of you may be in the dark about my accident on Friday, so I'll fill you in:

    I was on Interstate 40 Friday morning, heading to work at 4:30 AM. The traffic was light (thank God!) probably because it was Good Friday. I passed a rest area and was approaching a gradual curve, when I saw brake lights up ahead. I began to slow down and suddenly saw a pickup truck sitting crossways in my lane. The vehicle was dark with no lights and was probably no more than twenty feet away when I saw it in my headlights. I tried to brake and manuever into the right lane, but didn't have much time to do either. I T-boned the truck at about 60 mph. It totaled my car, but fortunately I only escaped with a sore hand and foot, which are okay now. If the traffic had been heavier and the tractor-trailer trucks as thick as thieves like they were during the drive this morning, I probably wouldn't be here to post this. The good Lord was watching out for me Friday morning. Despite what anyone says, He's still in the miracle business.


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    Senior Member 1st Rubber Room Confinement mhatchett's Avatar
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    Thank Goodness!! Hope you are recovering from the bumps, bruises and insurance!!!
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    I read the news on twitter, sounds like a pretty horrifying accident. Good thing you made it out relatively unscathed.

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    Glad to hear you're okay, Ron. Something similar happened to me in '94. If I'd been travelling just 1 mph faster, I wouldn't be here either. And you're right on. Keeping the faith matters. Here's to a speedy recovery.
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    Wow, glad you are doing okay!
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    Glad you are OK. It's amazing how fast things can happen.

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    I'm happy to hear that you are okay!

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    Thanks, guys. The physical discomfort of the accident has passed, but the emotional impact still lingers. We're having trouble with the insurance company of the vehicle that I collided with (the claims rep actually accused me of being responsible for the accident... five minutes after it originally took place), so that's some stress I don't particularly need right now. As a result, I've suffered the first true bout of writer's block that I've had since coming back to writing in 2006. For the past week, I just haven't been able to put two words together. I know it will pass, but it's still frustrating, considering the amount of literary irons that I have in the fire right now.

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    Just remember your fans and readers support you, and when you're ready to get writing again we'll be ready to get reading!

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    I glad you're okay, Ron. Keep feeling better. Those writing gears will re-engage soon.
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    Very happy to hear that you are A-OK Ron!!! Do you have insurance for your car?

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