August 1st 2009, what a beautiful day for a wedding! Some say love is only a fairy tale. This time the fairy tale is true. Once upon a time a Princess kissed a frog. Suddenly, that Frog turned into her Prince and they lived happily ever after.
This crash happened on I-75 Northbound just short of the 428 mile marker. I was sitting on my porch having my first cup of coffee when I thought I heard a tire blow on I-75, which is not uncommon. Suddenly there was another bang that was followed up with terrible crashing sounds. The noise of that vehicle rolling was a sound I shall never forget. I could not see the accident because of the tree line. Before calling 911, I went upstairs so I could tell them what they had. Before I got upstairs the call came out over the scanner.
Columbia County Fire, E.M.S., Sheriffs Office, Lake City P.D. and the Florida Highway Patrol were on scene so fast it was unreal. They did an amazing job and did everything they could to treat the victims. Make sure you thank them all for what they do.
Editors Note**There were no bodies in the vehicle when these pictures were taken.**
A lot of you know me out there and know that I really take no pleasure in covering tragic events that occur to so many people on a daily basis. Last Wednesday, I was doing an advertising shoot for the paper when I received a very emotional phone call from my wife. It's the type of phone call that makes your mind go numb and puts your guts outside your body. She had just been in an accident and was in pain, scared and so much more. When I arrived at the accident scene, she was already in the E.R. The other driver was gone and our car was put into a field. I want to personally thank all those who treated my wife and those who visited her in the hospital.
This particular morning was the first time, that I can remember, that I didn't give her a kiss in the morning before she left for work. The reason, I was already working and I wanted her to get a little extra sleep.
If you love someone, let them know it. You never know when it might be your last chance.