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My name is Cory. I am a mom, a wife, a NaNa, and a critical care nurse that lives in Nashville, TN. I have found my calling in ER/Trauma/ICU. Each day I find myself experiencing life changing events and hope that by reading my posts, you will experience and feel some of what I do. If you read nothing else, please take time to read "The Hardest Question Ever Asked". It's my very first posting. And if for some reason you think you see your story don't. It's not about you or anyone you know. =)


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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hey Girl, You Forgot Your Book at the Crash Site!

Warning: This is just a rant I have to get off my chest. Trauma story coming up next! (However this could have been a Trauma Story. Thank God it wasn't.)

A driver’s license does not gurantee intelligence, nor do traffic laws interrupt or prevent stupidity. Bad drivers are bad drivers. Several weeks ago (2 weeks before Christmas) my son and my husband were following me to an important meeting when all of a sudden a girl, probably about 23 years old driving a Ford Taurus hit them because she misjudged the timing and apparently the space between vehicles. My husband was driving our Dodge Durango and to give you an idea of the impact, after spinning 180 degrees and stopping, there was no doubt our Durango was totaled. The rear drive shaft was knocked off and was dragging on the ground! It was unable to be moved until the tow truck got there. The girls in the Ford jumped up over the curb onto the lawn of a business where they sat. At least nobody was hurt. My son and my husband were sore but ok. Thank God.
The girl/girls didn’t apologize albeit they didn’t speak very much English, but if you cause someone that much distress and potential harm, I would think that you could at the very least say you're sorry.
Anyway, this led to hassle upon hassle with rental cars, insurance claims, car payoffs and the search for a new vehicle for my husband. What a way to spend the holidays. We finally found one on New Year’s Day. This is his new toy. Niiiiiice.

Anyway, to those of you that are bad drivers, here's a book you may want to trade the one above for:

CoryTraumaRN posted today at 3:46 PM

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