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My daughter started high school this year. She is at a public HS because there are no non-religious private high schools within 30 miles.

I drive her to school every morning. This morning, on the way to school, we were first on the scene at a serious auto accident (rural location, not much traffic). My daughter called 911 while I got out to assist.

A compact pickup truck had T-boned a mid-sized car that had pulled out in front of it. Truck was doing probably 50 MPH I would say. The truck was not in good shape mechanically, and had spilled gasoline all over the place, mostly because the "fuel tank" was a 5 gallon gas can sitting in the bed with fuel lines running out of it, and this arrangement had tipped over. There were 4 people in the truck and one in the car.

The man in the truck (driver apparently) was out, had the passenger door open, and was dragging limp bodies out of the truck; 2 kids and a woman. The kids woke up quickly and started crying, the woman just laid there.

I went into the cornfield and found the other car. T-boned on the passenger side, the driver (a woman) was alone and semi-conscious. I had to go back around to the passenger side and reach through the smashed window to unlock the driver door, and then put my feet against the side of the car to pull the door open. I was smelling gasoline everywhere and I really wanted to get this done. I got the woman out and half-carried, half-assisted her out of the cornfield to a grassy place where I set her down then had her lie down. Others were now on the scene, and one of them started treating her for shock. I went back to the t-boned car to make sure I hadn't missed anyone in the back seat. I hadn't.

By now, the woman in the other car had awakened and, although covered with blood, she was sitting up and tending to her kids, and appeared to be alert and aware.

Then the emergency squad arrived so I left and took my daughter to school. She was tardy, of course, and I went in with her to tell them what had happened.

I told them. They gave her a demerit for being tardy.

Now, I have a ferocious temper, and one thing I have learned through the years is that, if I don't want to fight, I had better keep my mouth shut when I get angry. So, I withdrew without saying anything until I had time to think about it. But I am furious.
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