Alright, so I am at the Royal Farms store this morning grabbing a cup of coffee before I go to work. As I am walking out the door I see a woman pull up near the front door.
As I am walking towards my car I noticed her BMW SUV drifting backwards towards Jarrettsville Pike (which is a highway where the speed limit is 50mph).
I immediately ran over to her SUV but I didn’t see anyone in the driver’s seat.
As I got closer I could see part of her shoulder and torso. Apparently she was bent over reaching for something on the floor of the passenger side of her SUV.
I banged on the hood of her car to get her attention because she was about five feet from drifting right into Jarrettsville Pike.
As I banged on the hood of her “Beamer” she popped her head up and I motioned for her to hit the brakes.
She looked shocked as she realized her vehicle was moving and she immediately hit her brakes.
Next, she turned her SUV back on and pulled forward back into the parking spot.
She must have left it in neutral when she parked.
She got out of her Truck and looked a bit shook up from what just happened.
She was returning a DVD to one of those Red Box machines and that was what she was reaching for on the passenger side floor when her car drifted backwards.
She then got out of the car and thanked me for saving her from a possible near death experience.
She said she didn’t even notice that her Truck was drifting backwards.
She returned her DVD to the Red Box machine, got back in her truck, and left the Royal Farm Store.
What would have happened if I wasn’t there?
Would she have gotten hit by an oncoming car on Jarrettsville Pike possibly killing her and someone else?
Who knows? But I am glad I was there to prevent anything like that from happening.
How about you?
Have you ever been at the right place at the right time to prevent a big disaster?