First off, I am okay and my car is okay too. We narrowly missed being taken out with this whole car accident.
Here is the short summary in bullet points..my nerves wont let me write a story.
*I'm behind offending texting/distracted driver for several miles. We start off outside of Books-A-Million. I am directly behind him. Through the course of this, I observe his dangerous driving habits for a few miles.
*He and I are going the same way, I am still behind him. I notice at the stoplights and as he drives he is distracted and responding poorly to traffic. His head keeps going up and down, he is texting and driving.
*He and I get on the highway...23 north bound. There is construction, the traffic is large, obvious, and stopped. It is visible at a great distance.
*We are driving..he is not slowing, nor attempting to stop. I pull to the other lane and start to slow. At that time we was doing 55+, normal highway speed. He is still going fast and is not serving as he hones in on visible fully stopped traffic.
*The kid hits the stopped traffic at full speed. Never once did he hit the breaks or swerve. I was the first person immediately following the kid...I know he never attempted to stop or swerve first hand.
*Having noticed the pending accident I had slowed and pulled into the other lane. Only 1 lane of traffic was stopped, which was the lane he plowed into.
*The force of the crash was so bad that it shot the car it out from its place and spun it across the 2 lanes in front of me. I have to break hard and drive into the grass in the middle of the highway to avoid being hit.
So...what do I do?
Camera justice time.
I grab my camera and snap some shots...the first photo is of the kid actually getting out of his car STILL ON HIS CELLPHONE. The rest of the photos speak for themselves....yes the man hit is hurt. A doctor and emt were driving by and got out and helped him until the medics arrived.
*The kid hit the stopped car so hard that the business cards in the stopped car flew out and littered the road...
*One of the police officers gets out of her car and uses the accident as cover...to...I THINK....watch for speeders? I could be wrong.
*People were being assholes and driving on the shoulder to get around the 2 lane crash - not caring about police, medics, and other people walking around in the space due to the accident. Impatient jerks.
Please show this to friends and family...do not text and drive.