My World #77:

14 Jun

It was a wet spring for the Bay Area.  It was late May and it was still raining.  The roads were slick.  We were driving back from 17-mile drive in Carmel to have some wonderful lunch in Pacific Grove before returning to Monterey as part of our anniversary celebration, when we spotted this overturned car on the side of the road.  We stopped.  Other people stopped.  This was a tricky part/curve of the road Hwy 68.

One guy immediately called 911.  A lady next to me kept asking if she needs to call 911.  I assured her that the man is already talking to someone.  My husband stopped to help because he is a certified EMT.

They call out to someone inside the car.  I thought that there wasn’t anyone there, but there was a woman who was driving to her son’s birthday party.  Luckily, she only suffered very minor injuries.  She was pulled out of this car by these good samaritans who stopped and helped.  If it wasn’t for the tree, I wouldn’t know what could have happened to her.

Remember to drive carefully, especially when the roads are slick.

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Posted by on June 14, 2010 in Uncategorized


33 responses to “My World #77:

  1. docgelo

    June 14, 2010 at 6:13 am

    my family and i have been to 17-mile drive, carmel en route to san francisco from la (santa monica, santa barbara, malibu) via a tourist bus several years ago. i agree that the curves in those roads are really prone to accidents like what was shown in your photos.

  2. GVK

    June 14, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Good that you could be of help. Trust the lady could make it to her son’s birthday party. I have been on this drive a couple of times.

  3. bw

    June 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    hope no one got hurt !

  4. Carver

    June 14, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    I know the woman was grateful that so many people stopped to help. That’s so fortunately her injuries were only minor ones.


    June 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Its’ really scary. It good that she just sustained minor injuries with that kind of crashed.
    Have a great day and summertime.

  6. maryt/theteach

    June 14, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Oh my, ewok, I’m so glad you and those folks got out of their cars to help! 🙂

  7. Jennifer

    June 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    It’s good to hear that so many people stopped to help and that no-one was seriously injured.

  8. Benikos Place

    June 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    That was bad !!! best regards

  9. SandyCarlson

    June 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    It’s great you were able to help! What a situation. I am glad it wasn’t a tragedy.

  10. Martha Z

    June 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thank goodness for seat belts and air bags. Without them these kinds of crashes would be fatal.

  11. barb

    June 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I was in the Monterrey/Pacific Grove area in May – it was unseasonably cool, but beautiful with the ice plants growing! We love to have lunch at the Red House Cafe in PG – have you tried it? Luckily, no car accidents to witness.

    • ewok1993

      June 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

      We had lunch at the Red House Cafe. It was highly recommended, and the place did not disappoint. So charming inside. We’ll try to go back this summer and eat there again.

  12. Rob Inukshuk

    June 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Sound advice indeed.

  13. Sylvia Kirkwood

    June 14, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    So glad the tree was there! Happy she wasn’t hurt and hopefully still got to help celebrate her son’s birthday! Wonderful of you to stop and help! Have a great week — drive carefully!!!


  14. Bonnie Bonsai

    June 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Like you said, that curve-part of the road is tricky … maybe the lady driver had misjudged that dangerous zone. Not only the tree that saved them, those kind-hearted men too, your dear hubby included.

    I could not leave comment in your other blog.

  15. EG Wow, Canada

    June 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    OH MY! That could have been a terrible tragedy. I glad the woman was not hurt badly!

  16. Fishing Guy

    June 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Ewok: Neat capture, driving too fast for the conditions.

  17. Jossie

    June 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    This looks serious. The woman must have been scared to death when the car turned over. Luckily she was not hurt and some people came to her help so soon.

  18. Al

    June 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    That’s scary, I’m glad the woman was alright. I’ve seen the aftermath of a couple of awful accidents in my time.

  19. Rajesh

    June 15, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Great shots. I am glad the women escaped without much injuries.

  20. luna miranda

    June 15, 2010 at 3:42 am

    it’s great that there were good Samaritans ready to help. i’ve witnessed a few road accidents and it was always scary. cool shots, by the way.:p

  21. magiceye

    June 15, 2010 at 5:37 am

    miraculous escape for the occupant of the car!
    so nice to see so many people like you stopping by to assist!

    • ewok1993

      June 15, 2010 at 6:24 am

      actually, there were really a lot of people who stopped to help, they just didn’t get into my frame.

  22. Wolynski

    June 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Oh, wow, glad it wasn’t a serious accident and the lady is OK. Nice to see so many people stopping and helping.

  23. Ebie

    June 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Roads are so slippery at the first sign of rain…Glad everyone was OK.

  24. Jenn

    June 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Glad to know that it was not a major accident as the first photo looked like it was serious. Slippery and winding don’t really go together. I’m sure the lady with super grateful for all the good samaritans. Take care!

  25. Pat

    June 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Wow! Thank goodness for the tree and for airbags and seatbelts! The hand of Providence was definitely with that woman.

    Hope you had a wonderful anniversary celebration! Happy Anniversary. Our 34th is this Saturday.

  26. ladyfi

    June 15, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Oh, what a terrible accident – so glad to hear no one was seriously hurt!

  27. Linnea

    June 16, 2010 at 12:38 am

    That’s quite a series of shots you captured. Glad the driver was okay…don’t know about her car though!

  28. Sallie (FullTime-:Life)

    June 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Wow~ That’s some good photo journalism you’ve done here! Glad there were no serious injuries and that help arrived quickly. It looks as if it could have been far more serious.

    I looked too at the post below and I love those bubbles. I think I need a giant bubble blower to take with us on the next boat ride — wouldn’t that be fun?

  29. Dave Q, UK

    June 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    a timely reminder for everyone.

  30. Carolyn on Haida Gwaii

    June 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Not a happy event but you did a great job capturing it and I am glad the woman was alright.

  31. witsandnuts

    June 20, 2010 at 5:44 am

    That must be traumatic. I’ve had a vehicular accident many years ago, in a ravine. Really considering it a second life after that.


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