+Snideswipe Posted January 31, 2004 Share Posted January 31, 2004 So I'm sitting here in my mom's house, messing around on the computer and half-heartedly listening to the police scanner that's sitting on the old dresser that we're going to refinish. Mom used to be a cop, you see, and she likes to keep on top of what's going on in this sleepy county. Most of the time, scanner traffic is little more than routine plate checks, cars sliding into ditches or a domestic where some drunk redneck starts throwing beer bottles at his neighbor's dogs. I was thinking about how much I'd like to get outside to go caching. The weather is crappy; we're going to get about a foot of snow over the next few days. Something on the scanner pulled at my subconscience. I stopped typing and started listening. There had been an accident on one of the local highways. A car was in a field, someone had hit a deer. The statements going over the radio were relaxed, it was a routine accident. I thought back to the time that I hit a deer in my old Buick Regal. The traffic on the radio started to pick up. A woman was hurt... the deer had gone in through her windshield. She had been gored and wasn't breathing. Helicopters were dispatched, ambulances on the scene and the radio went quiet. Maybe an hour ago, mom got a call from her best friend, one of the dispatchers at the Sheriff's office. A man had hit the deer with his car, at which point the deer went airborn and landed on the windshield of the woman driving behind him. She lost control and went into a field. By the time the man got to her, she was dead. She had been gored by the deer that went through her windshield. She wasn't much older than me. I'm a little shaken now. This young woman was happily doing her own thing, when whammo... a flying deer took her life. Be careful when driving in the Midwest to go hunt for caches. Be grateful for the time you have. Quote Link to comment
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