For the past 15 years around this time there is one call that always crosses my mind.
It was early Christmas morning, daylight was just beginning to show it's face when the tones went off for a car accident. Two vehicles, unknown number of patients.
Two women, friends, were together in the ones car. They were probably laughing, talking and doing what friends do when they get together. Who knows where they were headed off so early in the morning but one thing was certain with the back seat filled with presents, the where ever was going to be a good time.
They were just approaching the hilltop when another car appeared speeding on the crest and on their side of the undivided roadway. I imagine it was quick, the head on and I hope the women did not suffer for long. The two women died that day in their car while the drunk who was driving the other car staggered around the scene with barely a scratch.
Every year I think about this call. I think about the women. I think about the families they left behind and wonder if their Christmases have ever been the same.
Please, if you drink during the Holiday Season don't drive. And if you're out driving, stay alert and watch out for the other guy.
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