Kremmling " Driver’s have responsibility to consider safety of others |

Kremmling " Driver’s have responsibility to consider safety of others

To the Editor:

Just a sharing some “food for thought.” On Monday, Oct. 13, as I made my way to work, heading south on Highway 9 (about 8 miles out of Kremmling), a white mini-van heading north came completely into my lane and ran me off the road into a rather steep ditch. I knew that a head-on collision at 65-70 mph would most likely have killed me instantly and I took my chances in the ditch to avoid that.

Miraculously, my small car did not roll and after coming back up out of the ditch, I was able to continue my way into Summit County. My body physically shook until about 3 p.m. that afternoon.

The worst part of the whole experience is that the driver of the white mini-van (you know who you are), knowing that they had forced me off the road, didn’t even bother to stop and make sure I was OK. What a cowardly thing to do to someone ” come at them head on, force them off the road into who knows what, and just drive on, possibly leaving them for dead. WOW.

For those of us who have to make the trek twice every day on Highway 9 to and from work, I think I can speak the following: Please drive more safely ” make sure you’ve had a good breakfast to start the day off, don’t take medications that impair driving ability, don’t drink alcoholic beverages either before or while driving, pay attention to your driving, follow the speed limits and for crying out loud, if you happen to run someone off the road, at least stop and make sure they’re OK afterward.

When I returned home that evening, I hugged my husband and son, feeling overwhelmingly blessed to still be alive.

Karen Ebersole


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