Another archived e-mail. I’m not sure if he told Ann or not. I can’t remember. This was in his red Grand Am. The date on the e-mail is 5-27-03. He had sent the e-mail to me.
I was going down 97 this morning (in the fast lane) and there was a wreck on the other side of the road.
So, of course, everyone in front of me jams on their brakes. I do the same. I was doing pretty good until Earnhardt Jr. behind me jabs his a little too hard.
As I’m looking in the rear view mirror I see his eyes get REAL BIG… his nose dives down, his car slides sideways into the other lane…
The next thing I know I’m watching three lanes of traffic coming at me as I slide sideways across the interstate.
Amazingly, thankfully, and luckily no one hit me and I came to rest on the slow shoulder. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the car stopped before I hit the guardrail.
But I only grazed it a little bit, so there’s only a few scratches on the front corner of my car. All the guy behind me did was give me a tap so there’s only a rub & a small crack on my rear bumper.
I’m fine, my right wrist is a little sore from hangin’
on, but that’s it.
No big deal, I wasn’t even late for work… I didn’t call because I didn’t want you to freak out, but I wanted to let you know it happened.
Mom doesn’t need to know, I will tell her that someone cut a corner too close in the parking lot & scraped me.
See you tomorrow.