It’s not every day that you see a car accident. Today on the way home from work, Brianne and I were driving along the 401 just past Guelph line. I was just passing this truck in the fast last when it changed into the right lane and hit this black SUV. I heard that crunch that cars make when they connect, and then the guy ended up in the ditch. We kept driving along side the tractor trailer who didn’t stop, in fact I’m pretty sure the guy didn’t even blink. Brianne wrote down the license plate of the cab, and then I pulled back and she got down the plate on the trailer.
Now, for those of you who haven’t driven between Milton and Guelph lately, the distance between Hwy 6 South and Guelph Line is not small, so I drove as safely, but quickly as I could, because I didn’t want to get back and see tire tracks and then have driven for nothing. When we got back there were the familliar flashing lights of Durante’s CAA sitting at the sceen. So we pulled up and as I walked to the tow truck, the driver put the window down. I got up to the window and with a smile on my face I said “Merry Christmas” and handed him the ripped up envelope with the now very valuable information. I’ve never seen two big guys with such big smiles and their faces. The tow truck driver shook my hand and I walked back to the car. As I walked back I realised how grim walking on the side of the 401 is and pittied hitchers. I got back in the car and the driver of the scorn automobile was running back to the car with his big grin in tow. He got up to the window, which by this time I’d rolled down and he reached in and ripped my left arm off… wait, that was the killer whale… No, he reached in and shook my hand and thanked me very much.
It feels good to do something good for someone you don’t know. This was my second good deed for the day though. Earlier we took the time after lunch to clean up around the office. I think we could do that for an hour every day and we might be done between Main and Steeles by October.