We had a thing at the church this morning to kinda kick off the summer. It was all lots of fun (even though it was hotter ‘n Hades out there). There was people jumping Bungees…Cute kids stuffing their faces with cotton candy…
Just one of them All American sorta events where everybody’s happy and all is right in the world.
You hear what sounded like a fender bender. Then you think an animal got hit by a car. Then you hear a human scream from the ditch and you realize that was no dog that got hit by a car, but, a real human.
Even more disturbing was that 911 was called and I bet it was 10 minutes before the first police car and firetruck showed up. The ambulance didn’t show up til probably another 10 minutes after they got there. Somebody explain to me why I see tons of ambulance types at the Chik Fil A nearly everytime I’m there and where in the crap were they today?
The yellow firetruck there? That’s the Shackle Island Volunteer Fire Department’s truck. THOSE guys were the first responders to this situation. Why? Because they were at the church giving rides to the kids. I’m glad they were there and they jumped into action waiting on Hendersonville’s Finest to get there. Gah.
The poor man was hurt pretty bad. I know his leg was jacked up and they were fearful there were some internal injuries. I heard him moaning and hollering and I just felt horrible for him. There he was, walking on the street, beautiful day….hit by a Gold Explorer that DID NOT EVEN STOP. The poor man flew through the air and the asshats didn’t even stop.
THEN, I get home from the shindig at the church and there’s po-leece in front of my house and people standing around. Obviously, the DRAM-uh was not contained to Indian Lake Rd. today, no sirreeee. I asked the Po-leeceman what had I missed in front of my house? Apparently, a tree decided to fall, hitting power lines, knocking out some people’s power. Our power stayed on (praise you Jesus) but all my neighbors weren’t so lucky with that.
The people standing in front of my house, watching the Cumberland Electric guys do their thing were a little more of the variety of “Pardon me sir…did you see what happened? Yeeeeeeeuh, I deee-ud…..” Boogity, boogity.