We must apologize for the short notice that this newsletter is giving you. We found it hard to find time to do work while visiting Tommy's family in Arkansas. That is our fault. However, on the drive home we witnessed and came uncomfortably close to being involved in a car accident.
We were in the left northbound lane, when we saw a southbound car tumbling and flying into the air, crossing the median. Fortunately for us and a lot of other people it got mired in the mud in the median before it crossed into northbound traffic. We pulled over and Tommy ran to help while Lauri looked after the kids. Arriving at the scene, Tommy saw an infant being pulled safely out of her car seat through a window. There had also been two adults in the car, both of whom were thrown out. The passenger was amazingly mostly unharmed and was soon walking about, albeit with a pronounced limp. The driver (the baby's mom), however, was apparently thrown forward and the car landed on her. About six men, including Tommy, tried with no success to roll the car off of her. She was alive, but unconscious and still pinned when we left after emergency personnel arrived and took over.
We do not know what caused this accident and have not been able to find it in news reports online yet. However, you never know what will happen when you get in your car. This busy holiday season, and all year long, make sure your children are secured in an appropriate car seat or booster. And don't forget about your children's parents - fasten your own seatbelt.