This afternoon a local Wake Forest driver managed to achieve a nearly impossible feat as the young lad, who shall remain nameless, completely overlooked a big ass U-Haul truck and smacked into it while driving up hill.The young driver only had one request for us after we arrived on the scene, “Please don’t put my name in the paper. I’m so embarrassed about the accident,” he said. Not to worry we thought, when we were young drivers we managed to run into a tree on an empty road while going up hill. Do you have any idea how hard that is to do?
Things like this kind of accident happen from time to time. The obvious impediment sometimes escapes our view and before you know it, WHAM!
A passenger in the damaged pickup, that appeared to puke a lot of its motor fluids all over Front Street, was most likely the young drivers grandmother. Luckily she appeared to be in good shape and uninjured except for a lifetime of an embarrassing story to tell about young Waldo (a random name) at every family gathering till he prematurely leaves home.
While on scene we could not help but notice the juxtaposition of three vehicles that are most likely going to have another chance encounter in the future. If you look closely the white car on the right has a student driver sign on the top. Student drivers, police cars, and fire trucks should almost never be in the same location at the same time.
If the driving instructor was shrewd and took advantage of the situation he should have been yelling some intimidating things about paying attention while driving and keeping an active visual scan going to avoid running into a big ass U-Hual truck while going up hill. What he was actually probably doing was making sure Waldo was not one of his past students. Whew!