Heart breaking...but it happens.
Tuesday afternoon we were headed back to Mexico after spending a few days in El Paso.
So much of our travel is on quiet "off the path" roads and this day was the same.
We travel this road weekly...we know it well. There is no cel signal on this road and not too
much traffic. As we were making our way on this road, The Farmer came upon a car that was
driving slow and decided to pass the car. He began his attempt to pass when the car
made a quick decision to turn directly in front of us on to a ranch road. Our car hit the
back half of the other car. The impact was very hard and every air bag in our car activated.
It took a few minutes to gather ourselves, but no one was gravely injured.
We are so grateful for that!
When everything stopped all that we could hear was the radio of the other car playing...
and it was loud, which may explain why the guy did what he did.
He wasn't paying a bit of attention to where he was or what he was doing.
When The Farmer asked him why he attempted the turn...
he replied that he was curious to see if the watering hole in the distance had water in it.
Was he the owner of the ranch...no.
Just someone driving by.
It took about 30 minutes for anyone to pass by.
We stood and waited. Soon the Border Patrol arrived who then called the police...
another 30-45 minutes until they arrived...good thing it wasn't an emergency.
Three hours later and just as a terrible thunder storm hit, our totaled car was headed
to a salvage yard. A couple of our trusted employees arrived to take us home.
We arrived home around 2 am, exhausted and sore but grateful that
everyone was unharmed.
The Farmer gave the car to me as a Christmas gift and boy have I been enjoying it.
It was so unexpected and just what I had been dreaming about.
I am grateful it can be replaced...
and more grateful that we walked away from a very bad accident ok.