September 30, 2017 was a routine day in the House family, as Kara and I drove and dropped off Helena at Julian at dance and football practices, a birthday party and a get together with friends. Kara was behind the wheel on one of those trips and I am grateful that she was okay after what could have been a catastrophic incident.
Kara was traveling on Interstate 84 in Farmington when she spotted a huge tire truck bouncing across the median. She swerved to avoid it, but it slammed into her car with such force it was nearly totaled. Later, state troopers told her if the tire had hit her SUV head on, well, let’s not talk about it.
She pulled over and called state police via Onstar and called me at home to tell me what had happened. We Both told her to stay in the car and I came to the scene and was stunned by the damage. Troopers Sebastian Cummings and Aaron Pelletier were amazing, as was a Channel 3 viewer named Tina Tiso, who spotted the tire coming off the truck and took a picture. She saw it hit the car and called police. The truck driver pulled over briefly, but then drove away. We’ve never been able to track that truck down. Our Buick Encore was repaired, and we learned a lesson to always stay alert behind the wheel.
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