Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Rude Awakening

This morning our doorbell rang at 3:30 AM. Yes, you heard me right - - 3:30. In the freakin' AM!

I got up and looked outside - - no car in the drive or on the road. I looked out the side window next to the front door, and saw a guy standing there, with a light blanket over his head and shoulders, shivering. We turned out the lights and opened the door; the guy had a black eye, and a cut on his head. He said he had a wreck, and was freezing (it was only 11 degress outside!), and could we please help him? His lips and fingers had a blue tinge to them.

We got him inside and on the couch. I got some blankets while Mr. Dizzy called 911. The poor guy could not stop shivering. He said he had lost control of the car and went through the T-Road into the field, and rolled the car. He had been out in the cold for about 30 minutes, trying to find his way back to the road, and finally made it up the road to our house.

The deputies arrived quickly. One went to the crash site, and the other came inside to take the report. Fire and ambulance arrived next, and they checked him out. He refused the offer to go the hospital, so after checking on his vitals, they left.

We then were able to get him in contact with is wife, who headed out to get him. By the time she got there, and the deputy completed his accident report, it was 5:30 by the time they all left.

The car was about 250 feet into the field, and was on its top:


They finally were able to get the car righted, and got it moved through the field to a spot right in front of our house - - it's pretty crunched up:


The tow truck got there and finally took it away around 8 AM.

By the time it was all said and done, it was almost daybreak, so we just stayed up - - I had to get up in 30 minutes anyway, and get ready to meet my workout partner. But now, it's starting to really catch up with me! So even though it's only mid-afternoon, I think it's time to go and be one with the recliner . . .

I bet that guy is really hurting by now!


Travis Erwin said...

Is that a Dodge Caliber?

Sounds like a rough night. Hope you get some rest tonight.

Ree said...

He's lucky you were there.

lost car keys said...

Is that a Dodge Caliber?

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

That's insane. INSANE! Thank God you guys were close and he was able to wake you...poor guy.

Bina said...

Oh my gosh. ya know, I have to wonder if I would let that person in my house, or if my GUT would tell me if it were okay or not.

But you are so AWESOME for helping him out! What a great thing to do. I bet his wife was scared to death when she got that call.