Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Somber Sight

I saw something you don’t see every day out here in the country.  On the way home this evening a Blount County Sheriff had blocked traffic on the Arkadelphia Road right near Albritton Bridge.  It’s a crossroads there with a two-way stop.  The Sheriff and one rescue person had the road blocked in all directions.  I got out and sat on the hood trying to figure out what was going on.  
A few moments later I heard it and knew exactly what was happening.  Off in the distance a helicopter dropped out of the clouds and landed in the intersection.  A few moments later an ambulance came screaming across the bridge.
They only send the chopper out when someone is gravely injured.  I’m not sure if it was an automobile accident or a mining injury.  A wave of bad storms had just blown through so there is no telling what happened.
When the chopper lifted off and we were free to continue on our way home, I drove more slowly.

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