13 year old loses her feet during Six Flags Amusement ride. Article highlights others were screaming, but the young lady was sitting there in shock and calm. FULL STORY
I know what it is like to witness something so horrible.
I was so young. One my way to pick up dinner for me and my hunny at the time. I was driving back so excited to see him. Summer night music going. In my new convertible driving the country road home. When in my head lights a man was crouched in the middle of the road. I swerved sharply to miss him and turned my head in time to see him jump up in front of the headlights of the girl driving behind me.
What just happened? Her car flew across the median onto oncoming traffic and seemed to keep going until it abruptly stopped. I pulled over and ran to her. She was running in circles and her friend on the ground just rocking back and forth. I looked at her car that was almost totaled. I tried to hold her still. "I didn't see him" she cried. I realized then what had happened.
"I didn't either" I held her close as she cried for her mother. I wrapped her in a blanket from my car. "Stay here. I will call her"
It was as if I couldn't run fast enough. The lights to the local gas were close but seemed so far. I could hear my heart pounding in my head and every time my feet hit the pavement it felt like I would fall. Then I found him. A middle aged man, stripped naked, missing his arms and legs. As cars approached I could see his blond hair shining in their lights and then the blood on the road. I screamed and in that instant I heard her scream again from down the road.
I ran into the store begging for an ambulance. "he's been hit, please please call 911, you have to, he'll die" I stood there trembling and waited for them to call. When I knew the call went through, not realizing what happened I said "I am going to hold him until they come" I thought of how scared he must have been.
I ran again up the hill and to the highway. There he was. Laying there in the headlights of another car. "That's not real, that's not real" I muttered. I looked up to see a man running towards me "aw baby...no no no no" his voice became distant as I seemed to float above everything and then everything went black.