Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leroy Marion Grace

So just went I thought the blogging world had hit a dead much has happened lately that I feel I need to post. On Monday, May 30th Luke, Gracie and I were traveling to Logan for a Memorial Day Barbecue at my brother Mark's house, when we saw a SUV towing a trailer full of wood coming towards us that was totally out of control. Luke looked at me and said that is an accident waiting to happen. The trailer was fishtailing so bad and there was no sign of the driver slowing down at all. Luke continued to watch him in the rear view mirror and within seconds Luke said there it goes! We flipped around and were some of the first on the scene which was horrific. There were 5 people in the SUV. 4 of them made it out, 3 of the 4 with bad head injuries, a 7 year old girl who walked away without a scratch, and then..trapped in the bottom of the vehicle was a 94 year old man who had lost consciousness from his head hitting the roof since it rolled several times. I can't get that picture out of my head. He had a pulse, but was pretty much gone. His grand daughter who seemed to be about my age kept talking to him, telling him he was going to be ok and to hang in there....a bunch of people were able to get him out of the back and I knew I was going to have to do CPR, but the grand daughter hopped right in and tried CPR but it wasn't working. It seemed like an eternity before ambulances showed up. When they started doing chest compressions this sweet old man just started throwing up his insides...he never came to. Life flight came and he died when he got to the hospital. What a cute man..I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet him. It is so sad how fast it can all be taken away so quickly. Being 94 I am sure he lived an amazing's just this feeling of helplessness that is so horrible. It was almost a full week before I could fall asleep without seeing his face trapped him that vehicle. My heart goes out to that family.


ShAuNi said...

Wow! I am so sorry to hear that! I actually was in Logan that day and my mom called me like 500 times worried it was me, then when I drove by I thought it looked like a bad wreck! I hope all is well now. I miss seeing you! P.S. I'm sorry my mom woke you up the other night.. but I did get the job :)

Lisa said...

Wahoo! Soo glad you got the job! You will be amazing and they are lucky to have you! It was a horrific wreck...just wish I could have been more of a help! Can't wait to see you guys sunday! Love you!!!

Jacqui said...

Wow! That's crazy! Being first on the scene can be hard.