In shock…

This (not a joke) was posted on my site (before MT broke) by my friend ProfessorEric:

Ok, sorry to drop a heavy one on you but i need to get this out there… i was just driving on the PCH running an errand and out of the blue a car swerves and loses control and flies over the guardrail, over the oncoming traffic, and over the side of the PCH toward the ocean. I have never seen anything like that. i have seen accidents after the fact, i have even seen people dangling upside-down in their vehicle under the 10 freeway. but i have never seen anything so horrible happen right in front of me. We all slowed down for a moment trying to figure out what we as random motorists could do, and a few people quickly pulled over and took out their cell phones, and the rest of us just kept going. I feel horrible. I wish i had stopped and checked to see if the people in that car were ok, but i was already far past them when i came back to my senses. i am so fucked in the head right now. all i have to say is tell everyone close to you how much you care about them. we never know when we will be snatched away. I am not a religious person in any way, but i prayed to something, to everything, that these people somehow survived. ok. enough venting. thank you all for reading our little web page of nonsense. glad to somehow be a little part of your lives. -professoreric

Incidentally, if anyone can help me with my broken MT problem, this post accidentally got posted twice to the site and when I was deleting one of the posts, something happened during the rebuild and we are no longer able to log in.

Eeek all around.

3 Replies to “In shock…”

  1. The best friend of a friend died earlier this month in a motorcycle accident:

    “Former Southern California pro-wrestler, and member of the band Foreign Object, Stephan DeLeon passed away on April 6, 2004 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

    On April 6, Stephan was traveling on the 405 freeway when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle, causing him to lose control and hit the center divide. When he hit the center divide, the impact caused his helmet to come off, and threw him into oncoming traffic.”

    But you’re absolutely right, as jaded as I am about L.A. drivers, it’s when something like an accident of that magnitude affects you personally that it really starts to hit home just how precious life is.

  2. I felt the same way when my 21 year old friend Jeff was killed when an SUV hit his motorcycle last October. And when my neighbor died of cancer last week. Really, when anyone I know dies, or I see something horrible like that happen. It really does make you realize how amazingly precious and fleeting life can be.

  3. I agree with Koga. It takes something like that to shake you out of your personal bubble. It makes you think, tomorrow is promised to no man.

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