Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Catching up on Past Events

So a few things have happened between posts. The most noteworthy, and scary, event was while driving my brother's SUV down the Mass Turnpike, headed west, to my niece's birthday party, an eastbound Ford Windstar managed to lose an entire rear wheel which bounced over the median to crash into our windshield. My brother, in the passenger seat, was covered with windshield glass, and stunned for about 5 to 10 minutes.

No one was injured and according to the rest of the people in the car, I handled the situation with ultra calm and emergency-worthy coolness. We were approached by an officer very quickly, but then were forced to wait over an hour for a tow truck to make it out to us. The windshield shattered, the top part of the frame was bent in, and the right luggage rack was completely torn off.

If you look closely in the last image, you can actually see the tire treads that were burned onto the windshield. FORD now stands for a few things. Flings Out Rubber Death and Flying Objects, Road Danger! are just a few of what we've come up with.