Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A friend of mine just told me the most harrowing story. She said that for 27 years she has stopped in her car at her mailbox to get the mail. This week she stopped the car as usual, reached to get the mail with her left hand and her coat sleeve caught on the mail box handle and as she tried to use her other arm to loosen the coat, her foot slipped off the brake and the car started rolling forward. As the car rolled, her forearm became entangled in the mailbox handle and it began to rip the flesh of her arm. As her coat was attached to the mailbox and her body was being dragged by the rolling car, she could not get her foot back on the brake; she envisioned her arm being torn out of its socket. Fortunately, the coat ripped and she was able to free her arm. Fortunately there was no artery or blood vessel damage and she is recuperating at home. I told her I would tell the story as a warning to others to put the car in PARK!