Saturday, March 28, 2009

Guess who bumped into me?

No, not Steve Carrel this time. It was a different kind of bump THIS time.

So, here is the story. I'm driving down the street in downtown Bakersfield. I'm on my way to pick up a large delivery for my office when all the sudden a old lady in a white Toyota blows right through a red light on 17th and H, which also happens to be the intersection in which I am crossing through... except my light is green. So as my life is flashing before my eyes and I'm bracing for impact something pretty miraculous happens. I close my eyes as she is about to plow right through my drivers side door (of which I had my window rolled down half way and no side airbags or health insurance for that matter, OUCH!) I felt a not so big impact, or at least not as big as I had expected. I was like Whaaaa?!? So I open my eyes to find out a VERY LARGE truck coming the opposite way took the hit for me and then that truck was pushed into me which made for a much lesser blow.

So, you wanna hear the crazy thing? I mean, this wouldn't be crazy if you lived in Utah, but it's pretty crazy for Bakersfield. The lady who ran the red light, the guy who THANKFULLY got in between me and THAT lady, and of course me where all LDS. Crazy huh? On top of that, one of the witnesses who stopped to help happened to be non other than President and Sister Anderson! Small world huh? 

I got off without a scratch, thanks to GIANT "Mormon Assault Vehicle" that played interception for me. I was driving my dad's pickup which got pretty banged up, but is still drivable. The poor lady who ran the stoplight was in pretty bad shape with two broken legs and who knows how many other bones. I managed to snap a picture of her car.

That could have been my door that this plowed into, so I consider myself very blessed! Anyway, always remember to buckle up!


  1. I thought you were going to say the lady in the white Toyota turned out to be your mom. I was just waiting for it. But, I was really glad it wasn't. Glad you were saved!

  2. Bakersfield us totally the new Utah. Glad the bish was there to intercept!!

  3. Glad you are ok. I guess God wanted you to have a little more time to shape up. Close one.

  4. In our business we call you a "repeat customer." This is the second accident you have been in since I have known you. Lets hope this one has auto insurance.

  5. I'm pretty sure you made the whole thing up. We need to see pictures of the truck or the injured lady to prove it.

    Glad you are safe! That's my bro...the guy with 9 lives!

  6. I am so glad you are ok. That could have been pretty scary! what a fun story though.