In our everyday hustle routine, we may all be guilty of pushing it a little too hard just to get there.
Yesterday in the pouring rain on I95 in Palm City, Martin County, FL I saw a single vehicle in the ditch up ahead to my left. No one had stopped yet. As I slowed to look it was a Silverado smashed into the trees and pointed backwards. This must have just happened.
Adrenaline firing, I quickly stopped on the shoulder about 75 yards past. This looked bad. The whole right side of the truck was crushed into a V by the trees. I grabbed my phone and ran. The driver’s door was open and I yelled ‘are you alright’ really loud.
I actually scared the lady driver b/c she did not hear me approaching. She was OK, only a small cut on her hand. She had already called police and her husband and repeatedly said she was OK.
5 min later I was back on the road and realized I was slightly hydroplaning. I backed it way down and played it safe.
It is always possible to get hurt on the job site. With this incident in mind, perhaps we will all try to be more careful just getting to the job site.
Safe travels, everybody.