Today I saw the end result of a Christmas Miracle. My father-in-law Ron was T-boned today and has walked away scratch-free. He was driving his work truck pulling a backhoe on a trailer. A young man ran the stop sign going 80+ km/hour. My poor, yet lucky husband watched the whole thing go down. Luckily my husband is a volunteer firefighter and knew just what to do, but he said to me that as he was running towards his Dad's truck, he thought he would be dead, along with the guy who hit him. I could not imagine. The truck hit Ron's passenger side with such force it caused the whole frame of the truck to shift, detaching the trailer carrying the backhoe, which then rolled 4 times and took out a hydro pole.
Ron has a sore side, where the middle console pushed into him, but otherwise is absolutely fine! Praise God! The other guy who was 20 years old, had broken ribs, internal bleeding and a possible cracked spine. He was trapped in his truck and had to be cut out.
I have some pictures of the truck, trailer and backhoe to post as well, so you see just how lucky Ron is. Mike is lucky he wasn't the passenger, as he usually is. I will post the pictures tomorrow night.
Please people be considerate on the roads this holiday season. Drive safe.