Proceed with caution I say! I feel uneasy all of that day. Nothing particular just a way that you feel, don't know if you're dreaming or if it's for real! I drive with caution 100 per cent of the time, car crash fatalties statistics at the top of my mind...And then from nowhere I hear my Mother's voice say..."Be careful baby you know it's fools out there today!" To deliver a Christmas gift something that I just had to do...Who knew when and how I would run into you ? Around the corner where you shouldn't have been.... You eighteen wheeler in a downward spin...straight towards me and I had no where to go...Defensive driving 101, I'm coming up with zero, cars to the right of me ...oh God let him go to the right. I throw the car in reverse...I hear someone scream a curse blackness and then I am seeing upside down and then around again, am I dreaming my wheels come down in a dead spin. I snatch the keys from the ignition before I black out... A drunk driver...*** hole! Ya know what I'm talking about...It's Christmas he said, wanted to stop by and see the wife and the kids...didn't know he would not be able to avoid the skids..."She came out of nowhere!" "**** you is my silent scream...you weren't supposed to be there. I hear a voice from somewhere calling out numbers and my name... and then a stick...is this all in my mind? I hear a siren from somewhere I think it's so awfully close..."Oh my God!" I hear myself say... and then the pain!!! Wonderful thing the brain in times of terrible trauma it doesn't immediately register pain... Until you come out of sweet sublime mind numbing shock!!! Morphine is a CROCK!!!!!!!!!!!! My pain was on dead lock... Internal injuries, concussion mutiple contusions , abrasions and not one broken bone.... "INSANE"!! Says my indisputable brain....A loud explicative I cannot refrain...my chest I keep telling them my chest..."Oh bruised Ribs!" Thank God for extra padding, thick clothes and God's mercy....and 13 blood clots and two months later...Can't say I was feeling greater...But my insides were shaking for months... I would have nightmares and cold sweats, and hot chills and mind numbing imaginary spills...Terrified of riding in a car for another month... SURVIVOR.... December 24,1981 Thought I was done... **** near the same thing happend again in 1991 And I'm thanking him for keeping me in his care... for the next time somebody somewhere says... "She came out of nowhere!" BJS(C)2003 *True story folks!